Article: Florida Southern College gets grant to restore planetarium

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DavidC
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With the revelations of Hubble, aren't planetariums a bit out of date? Sort of like "The Great Train Robbery" vs. "Avatar."

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Two different types of subject matter.
Hubble and its progeny send great images focused on distant bits of the galaxy and larger universe.
A planetarium has the ability to model the night sky and illustrate what can be seen on the earth with the naked eye at different points on the earth and at any time of the year. In some respects A planetarium teaches more about the earth’s place and movement than it does what is around it.

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Maybe one conflates planetaria with observatories . . .

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