8A10.30 - Planispheric Planetarium
The planetarium works well if you understand its limitations. Since it has a very low intensity light bulb the projected star patterns are very dim. Therefore this must be used in a very small room of approx. 9 ft diameter. One of the plastic blow up bubbles in the sixth floor lab would work for this but since these have a small student capacity we don't deem this worthwhile to do in lecture.
- Peter Newbury, "Exploring the Solar System with a Human Orrery", TPT, Vol. 48, # 9, Dec. 2010, p. 573.
- "Planetarium", Science Supplement (spring), Grolier Incorporated, 2003, p. 334. ISBN 0-7172-1575-X.
- Janice VanCleave, "66. Box Planetarium", Astronomy for Every Kid: 1010 Easy Experiments that Really Work, p. 144.
- Bobby Mercer, "Pringles Planetarium", Junk Drawer Physics, p. 112.
- "Planetarium", Pike's Illustrated Catalogue of Scientific & Medical Instruments, 1984, p. 110.
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