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Star of Bethlehem 2015

November 26, 2015

During the first three weeks of December there will be 14 public presentations of Star of Bethlehem 2015. If you are interested in booking a private group presentation of Star of Bethlehem 2015 December 7-21 call Kathleen Lotter soon, we still have a few available slots. As is our custom, Star of Bethlehem 2015 has Read More »

Fall planetarium Weekend Public Programs – Oct 23-25

October 15, 2015

Join us the last full weekend of October, for our 2015 Fall Planetarium Weekend. The evening shows on Friday and Saturday will be our Northern Lights show “Aurora.” This is one of our most frequently requested shows from folks who have yet to see it, and those who have seen it, but want to experience Read More »

Venus and Jupiter Dancing Again in the Pre-Dawn Sky

October 15, 2015

The last of the three recent conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter can be seen any clear morning this month, in the east an hour or so before sunrise. This conjunction—the last of three during 2014-15— is very similar to the Venus/Jupiter conjunction of 2 BC, which many believe is what the Wisemen experienced as the Read More »

Eclipse Visitors and Clouds

September 30, 2015

A special thanks goes to those who braved the elements to join us for the eclipse. We especially enjoyed meeting first timers to our facility, many from nearby neighborhoods. Some thirty folks came by the Planetarium parking lot to view the Lunar Eclipse Sunday evening September 27. The weather was terrible: mist, occasional drizzle, and Read More »

Total Eclipse Public Viewing

September 7, 2015

Schouweiler Planetarium and Fort Wayne Astronomical Society are co-sponsoring two public viewing sites for this Sunday’s Total Eclipse of the Moon. The eclipse partial phase begins when the moon enters the Earth’s shadow at 9:07 PM. The total eclipse occurs between 10:11 PM and 11:11 PM. During totality the Full Moon will turn a dim Read More »

The Schouweiler Adds Additional Program Category For Group Programs

March 9, 2015

In recent years we have learned that some of our private group clients require a bit more “live hands on time” than our basic planetarium experience. For these groups our 2-Fer provides much more time than they need. In addition to our 90-minute Basic Planetarium Experience and our Four hour, 2 show, 2-Fer Planetarium Experience Read More »

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

November 11, 2014

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 »