Notes from the Director

Fall Planetarium Weekend

November 11, 2014

There will not be a Fall Planetarium Weekend this fall of 2014. This weekend was originally scheduled for our Fall Planetarium Weekend. Instead we will be celebrating the life of Chris Highlen, the Schouweiler’s first and only Technician since 2001. Please read the following article.

Chris Highlen: Schouweiler Planetarium Technician

Chris Highlen, my longtime personal friend and Schouweiler Planetarium colleague died on Thursday, October 16th.  Many years before I asked Chris to join me as Technician for the Schouweiler, Chris was an active member of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society and other Non-Profit Science and Technology educational organizations. The University and its Edwin Clark Schouweiler Read More »

A Celebration of the Life of Chris Highlen

November 10, 2014

Chris devoted his life to the work of The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, TechVenture and its predecessor organizations for more than 3 decades. He was one of the original group of people who had a dream for a Fort Wayne museum of electrical power generation and the science and engineering that made modern electrical power Read More »