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The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's Dupont Planetarium at the University of South Carolina Aiken consists of a 30-foot diameter tilted aluminum dome by Astro-Tec, a state-of-the-art Evans & Sutherland Digistar II starfield and graphics projector, and Sky-Skan automated special-effects system. This equipment has the capabilities of all-sky, video and panoramic projection. The 46-seat planetarium chamber houses the only known "camera obscura" in such a facility anywhere in the world. The projector displays over 9,000 stars down to the eighth magnitude and is capable of simulating three-dimensional travel through space.

The Dupont Planetarium opened in September 1995. The planetarium conducts K-12 school programs, general-interest level programs for the public and specialized programs for university classes. Reservations are required.

Location: University Parkway, Aiken South Carolina Telephone 803-648-6851

Other Science nearby:
(Aiken) DuPont Planetarium
(Orangeburg) IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium

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