Kids day out in Hummel Planeterarium

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150 Norwood Dr
Richmond KY 40475

About Hummel Planeterarium

The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium is located on the main campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

The Planetarium was opened on November 16, 1988. It contains a Spitz Space Voyager projection system under a 20.6 meter (67.5 feet) dome that is tilted at an angle of 27 degrees. At the present time, the Hummel Planetarium is one of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the United States, especially on a university campus. The Planetarium has seating for 164 people in very comfortable and generously sized seats.

The projection equipment used to simulate the night sky consists of a starball that measures one meter in diameter and is capable of projecting up to 10,164 stars. Other equipment includes five planet projectors, a sun projector, and two image projectors that are used to project the moon or a variety of other objects both natural and man-made.

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