Prepared by Lisa Strobel
Answer: It is a domed room which shows the night sky from any locations at any time far in the past to far in the future.
To introduce students to what a planetarium is and what to expect view this nice, but somewhat dated slide show (What's A Planetarium). The Bakersfield College Planetarium is similar to the one in the slide show but the equipment is different and what you see may be different.
Other curriculum resources: astronomy related lessons/activity internet links for teachers and links for students when they need to do astronomy research or satisfy a curious question about an astronomy topic
last updated: September 10, 2006
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