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Welcome to the Arne Slettebak Planetarium!

The Arne Slettebak Planetarium is located in Smith Laboratory on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, serves the university and central-Ohio with educational programs in Astronomy and beyond. Operated since 1968 by the Department of Astronomy, it is a 63-seat 30-foot dome theater with a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD digital projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky, and takes you on digital journeys to the planets, stars, and distant galaxies.


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An artists depiction of the Milky Way in Capitol Reef National Park. It is in the style of the 20s and 30s. The art was drawn by Tyler Nordgren
100 years ago in 1916, congress formed the
OSU Planetarium in 1968 with Prof. Arne Slettebak
At their April 10 meeting, the Ohio State University Boa