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    Planetarium Sheet
    James Madison University (JMU)
    The John C. Wells planetarium


    USA - HARRISONBURG - VIRGINIA


    Type: School

    Address: 91 East Grace Street, Miller Hall, Room 1103, - Harrisonburg, VA 22807
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 38°26'23" N  -  Longitude: 78°52'23" W  -  Altitude: 414m

    Website: https://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml
         
                     
    Email: jmu.planetarium@gmail.com
    Phone: +1 540-568-2659

    Director or contact: Geary Albright

    Opened in 1975

    Dome of  9.1m
    Capacity of 72 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Optical system GOTO : GSS-Chronos
    Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 5

    Video system 2 vp : HD
    Video Lens: 1+1 center
    Meridian resolution 1.9 K
    Sound 5.1


    Frequenting: 25000 people per year

    History: 
    - 1950: Burrus Hall: Spitz A by Dr John C. Wells
    - 1975: Miller Hall: Goto Viewlex Mark IIA (Spitz A given to Fishersville, Augusta County, VA)
    - 1980: named Wells planetarium
    - 2005: renovation (close to the public during 3 years)
     - Summer 2008: Goto GSS-Chronos Hybrid + Digistar 5 ($200,000)



















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