Constructed in 1967, then extensively renovated and updated in 2008, today the Planetarium features:
Strickler Planetarium offers one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for Olivet students. As an Olivet student, you can:
Also open to the public, the Planetarium regularly hosts community, school and other groups for private tours and shows. Audiences are immersed as never before in a three-dimensional visualization of the night sky, the solar system, the galaxy and beyond. The Digistar’s stellar database means that simulated travel through space is more than simple special effects — it’s an actual journey through an accurate model of our stellar neighborhood. Past shows include:
Check out the latest schedule of upcoming shows, or schedule a field trip for your school, by visiting Strickler Planetarium’s official website, or by contacting the Department of Physical Sciences.
The recently renovated Strickler Planetarium is one of only three all-digital planetaria in the state of Illinois.
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