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    Planetarium Sheet
    Francis Marion University
    Dooley Planetarium and Observatory


    USA - FLORENCE - SOUTH CAROLINA


    Type: School

    Address: 4822 E Palmetto St - Florence, SC 29501
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 34°11'34" N  -  Longitude: 79°39'14" W  -  Altitude: 31m

    Website: https://astro.fmarion.edu/planet/
         
    Email: 
    Phone: +1 843-661-1355

    Director or contact: Jeannette Meyers

    Opened in 1978

    Dome of  10.0m
    Capacity of 64 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 5

    Video system Barco : HD
    Video Lens: 1+1 center

    Sound 5.1 (Bowen Technovation)
    Cove light: Astro FXAurora Led (Bowen Technovation)
    Other: Prod station Digistar 5

    Observatory Celestron 14

    Frequenting: 8000 people per year

    History: 
    - January 28, 1978: Spitz 512
    - 2004: 3 vp Barco
    - Dec. 2014: Bowen Technovation (lights) and Digital (Spitz dismantled)
    - Summer 2016: renovations phase II: carpet, chairs, paint and layout


    Last major evolution: 2016: Renovations

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    last update: 04/04/2022


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