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Creator Hardin Planetarium (WKU)
Title UA66. Ogden College of Science & Engineering 12. Hardin Planetarium
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1967
Description Records created by and about the Hardin Planetarium.
Admin / Biog History Hardin Planetarium was built as part of Thompson Complex and was dedicated on October 13, 1967. The planetarium seats approximately 200 spectators. It contains a projection hemisphere room, display galleries, and offices.

The planetarium was named for Hardin Cherry Thompson [1938-1963], son of President Kelly Thompson who died during his senior year at Western.

Hardin Planetarium, both a building and a program, provides educational programming and shows for all ages about astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration.

Directors:
Paul Campbell 1967-
David Frantz
Subjects Astronomy
Education
Educational facilities
Exhibition buildings
Exhibitions
Maps
Moon
Planetaria
Planets
School field trips
Science
Stars
Telescopes
Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Physics & Astronomy (WKU)
Hardin Planetarium (WKU)
Associated Material wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/
Related Materials UA66/11 Physics & Astronomy
Catalog Number UA66.12
Dates of Creation 1967-
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent one folder housed with UA66/11
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA66
Level of Description Series
Disciplines Astrophysics and Astronomy
Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
Containers Publications