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April 16, 2015

At their April 10 meeting, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees in recognition of contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences by Gerald and Ann Newsom and David and Sheryl Price,…

July 30, 2014

Wayne M. Schlingman, the new director of the Ohio State Planetarium, has a room with an enviable view with seats he will never have trouble filling. And he's ready to start taking people out of…

September 6, 2013

After nearly two weeks of integration and testing, our new Spitz SciDome XD digial projector system was fired up and achieved "first light" inside the newly renovated OSU Planetarium.

This…

September 4, 2013

The end of the renovation is in sight.  The SciDome XD projector has arrived and is being installed, and on 2013 Sept 3 and 4, a crew led by Eric Melenbrink of Ash Enterprises (a sub-contractor…

July 29, 2013

The crew from Spitz Inc. put the last rivets into our new NanoSeam dome on Saturday, July 27, finally enclosing the space that for nearly a year has been a big, empty concrete chamber.

OSU…

July 21, 2013

After successfully raising, leveling, and anchoring the dome support framework into place, the next step is to install the screen panels on the dome.

Each panel is a compoundly-curved…

July 16, 2013

This morning the dome crew from Spitz successfully raised the framework for the new projection dome into place.

After being fully assembled on the floor by the end of last week, a set of…

July 16, 2013

The work preparing the chamber was completed on July 3, and first thing Monday morning on July 8 after the long 4th of July holiday a crew from Spitz arrived with a truckload of parts for the new…

July 16, 2013

The chamber was cleared and cleaned of old junk by the first week of June, and work began immediately on the interior of the chamber.

To prepare the chamber to receive the new dome, seating…