Anderson Hancock Planetarium

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About

Named in honor of Emeritus Professors Dr. Les Anderson ’55 and Dr. Whit Hancock, the Anderson Hancock Planetarium at Marietta College is just one of a handful of planetariums in the country equipped with a Goto Chronos hybrid system, which can replicate the night sky from thousands of years in the past to thousands of years in the future, and from countless vantage points in the Universe. This incredible facility provides a myriad of opportunities for exploration and study, both for students and for the wider community who enjoy monthly shows open to the public.

Our Planetarium is equipped with a hybrid projection system that combines an optical-mechanical star projector with a powerful full-dome digital video projector, but technology changes quickly, and the now 10-year-old system needs repair and upgrade. Thanks to the generosity of several alumni, we have approximately 70% of the funds needed to improve the projection system, but your gift to the Planetarium today will help ensure astronomy programs continue to inspire Pioneers to reach for the stars.

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Image Credit

Thank you to photographers Timothy Black and Franci Bolden for the images of the Anderson Hancock Planetarium.

203 days ago by Kathryn Gloor

Class and Greek LeaderboardThe Class and Greek Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents, Greek
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19761$1,000
19852$750
19861$500
19871$500
19702$350
20081$200
19662$150
19641$100
20111$100
20031$100
19672$100
19751$100
19651$100
19742$50
20201$25
20171$25
20131$5
20221$2
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