WinterFest 2015

WinterFest 2015 concludes the weekend of Friday February 27-Sunday, March 1, with planetarium shows. Show listings and times are posted on our public programs page.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons will include family Friendly matinees.

WinterFest 2015

Notes from the Director

The Schouweiler Planetarium Experience

December 1, 2014

Attendees to our public and private group planetarium experiences know that each 90-minute experience consists of 2 parts: a pre-produced multi-media “show” and a staff led live participation session. For our public planetarium experiences the live staff led session consists of a tour of the current night sky, as well as star chart and basic Read More »

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 »