Art Shaw, Planetarium Director
The main instrument in the planetarium is the star projector. The Marie Drake Planetarium is equipped with a Spitz Model A3P. The star projector provides a realistic view of the night sky as seen by the naked eye. It projects stars, planets, Sun, and Moon in their correct positions as well as an astronomical grid to illustrate the coordinates used by astronomical charts.
Board members next to starball
School Children in front of Spitz
Board member John Kremers operating console
School children at console.