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    Planetarium Sheet
    University of Toledo
    The Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory


    USA - TOLEDO - OHIO


    Type: School

    Address: 2801 W. Bancroft Street - Toledo, OH 43606
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 41°39'44" N  -  Longitude: 83°36'44" W  -  Altitude: 186m

    Website: https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/rpbo/
         
    Email: rpbo@astro.utoledo.edu
    Phone: +1 419-530 2650

    Director or contact: Michael Cushing (director), Alexander Mak

    Opened in 1967

    Dome of  12.2m
    Capacity of 92 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Digital system SPITZ : SciDome XD
    Software: Starry Night
    Video system 2 vp : 1+1 center

    Meridian resolution 2.5 K
    Sound 5.1


    Observatory
    Helen & Elgin Brooks Observatory: 4.9 dome on the roof: 14-inch Celestron (1987)
    Ritter Observatory: 40-Inch (1m) Warner and Swasey Telescope (1967)

    Frequenting: 23000 people per year
    Sessions: 250 per year
    Staff: 4


    History: 
    - 1967 : Spitz A3P
    - 1987: McMaster Hall
    - 2008: new video projectors LCD
    - 2011: closed between June and October: Fulldome, new seats, painting dome in grey etc
    - October 2019: GLPA


    Last major evolution: 2011: Renovated + Digital

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    last update: 01/17/2022


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