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Science Central plans for public planetarium
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2018) - Science Central is setting its sights on a new capital campaign to install the region's only public planetarium.

The project is expected to cost about $2 million, and we are currently just over $1 million in pledges. Expenses will cover start up costs, demolition, construction and installation, long term operations, staffing, equipment, and more. We expect the full project will take one to two years.

The planetarium will be a permanent, 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit at Science Central in an unused portion of the building. We will incorporate the original starball from the University of St. Francis and a modern digital system to show the sky from our position here on Earth, as well as images from our Solar System and beyond.

Science Central's planetarium will integrate hundreds of other exhibits, programs and activities. Not only will it add to the visitor experience, it will be used as a resource for countless students, teachers, scouts, science camps and more.

Science Central is accepting additional private corporate and foundation sponsorships for the planetarium project. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Executive Director Martin S. Fisher at mfisher@sciencecentral.org .
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Andrea Colley
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Science Central
260-424-2400 ext. 432

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