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    Planetarium Sheet
    University of Louisville
    Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium


    USA - LOUISVILLE - KENTUCKY


    Type: School

    Address: W Cardinal Blvd - Louisville, KY 40292
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 38°13'07" N  -  Longitude: 85°45'33" W  -  Altitude: 140m

    Website: https://louisville.edu/planetarium/
         
    Email: planet@louisville.edu
    Phone: +1 502-852 6664

    Director or contact: Drew Foster

    Opened in 1962

    Dome of  16.8m
    Capacity of 160 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt 12°

    Digital system SPITZ : SciDome
    Software: Stary Night, The Layered Earth, SCISS Uniview
    Video system 2 vp : HD 1920x1920 (1+1 center)

    Meridian resolution 1.9 K
    Sound 15000w


    Gift Shop Yes
    Lasershow AVI Skylase
    Portable: Owsley Brown II portable planetarium: Geodome (2012) + Uniview


    History: 
    - 1962: 9.1m/80s/Spitz A3P ($125,000)
    - 1975: Spitz 512
    - 1991: remodeled
    - Feb. 6, 1998: closed
    - March 28, 1998: old building razed
    - April 2001: new building/Spitz 1024/ElectricSky I
     - June 2013: SciDome ($284,700) + Laser projector

    Last major evolution: 2013: Renovated + Digital





















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