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    Planetarium Sheet
    Ball State University
    Charles W. Brown Planetarium


    USA - MUNCIE - INDIANA


    Type: School

    Address: 2000 W. University Avenue - Muncie, IN 47306
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 40°11'59" N  -  Longitude: 85°24'45" W  -  Altitude: 287m

    Website: https://www.bsu.edu/web/planetarium
         
         
    Email: planetarium@bsu.edu
    Phone: +1 765-285-8963

    Director or contact: Dayna Thompson (Director), Ronald Kaitchuck

    Opened in 2014

    Dome of  16.0m
    Capacity of 152 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Optical system Goto: Chronos II Hybrid
    Digital system RSA Cosmos: InSpaceSystem
    Software: SkyExplorer 4
    Video system JVC : DLE-SH7NLG (1+1 face to face)

    Meridian resolution 4.0 K
    Sound 5.1
    Cove light: Pleiades ECCS
    Other: 9.1m/25s dome: Prod station

    Dome: Astro-Tec
    Observatory 20-in, 16-in, 14-in SC

    Frequenting: 22400 people per year

    History: 1967: 9.1m/75s/Spitz A3P - April, 2014: closed - November 8, 2014: new building: 16m/148s/Goto Chronos II Hybrid and RSA Cosmos ($5.25 million) - GPLA2014 - 2017: old 30-inch dome: production - LIPS2017


    Last major evolution: 2014: New building, Hybrid system

    Previous installation





















    last update: 05/20/2020


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