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    Planetarium Sheet
    Ruth Patrick Science Education Center - University of South Carolina
    DuPont Planetarium


    USA - AIKEN - SOUTH CAROLINA


    Type: School

    Address: 471 University Parkway - Aiken, SC 29801
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 33°34'30" N  -  Longitude: 81°46'10" W  -  Altitude: 122m

    Website: https://www.usca.edu/rpsec/departments/planetarium
         
    Email: planetarium@usca.edu
    Phone: +1 803-641-3313

    Director or contact: Dr. Gary Senn

    Opened in 1995

    Dome of  9.1m
    Capacity of 45 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt 30°

    Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland: Digistar 6


    Meridian resolution 4.0 K


    Dome: Astro-Tec, aluminium, tilted
    Observatory RPSEC Observatory, Bechtel Telescope: 16-inch Meade LX200GPS

    Staff: 7


    History: Opening Sept 1995: Digistar II + Spice Automation - Sept. 2017/June 2018: Digistar 6


    Last major evolution: 2017: Projectors

























    last update: 11/08/2020


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