Buehler Planetarium and Observatory

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Buehler Planetarium and Observatory
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View of the night sky from inside the planetarium.
Established 1965
Location 3501 Southwest Davie Road, Davie, Florida, US 33314
Type Science museum
Director Susan Barnett
Owner Broward College
Website www.broward.edu/studentlife/planetarium/Pages/default.aspx

The Buehler Planetarium and Observatory is a 40-foot in diameter, domed theater.[1] The planetarium uses the Definiti fulldome video system. It is located at the A.Hugh Adams central campus of Broward College in Davie, Florida. It is the only public planetarium in Broward County.[2]

Shows are held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Admission costs $4 during the week and $6 during the weekend. Admission is free for Broward College students with ID. The observatory patio houses 20 telescopes, which are free to use and are available from 8-10 pm on these three show nights.[3]

Renovation update: Telescope observation nights are currently limited to Wednesday nights, from 7-10 pm, while the planetarium undergoes renovations.[4]

History[edit]

The planetarium was opened in 1965 and was funded by a donation by the Emil Buehler Trust.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buehler Planetarium". Broward College. 
  2. ^ Thomason, John. "Buehler Planetarium: Have a Cosmic Night Out in Broward". New Times. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Sandra Friend; Trish Riley; Kathy Wolf (1 February 2010). Explorer's Guide South Florida: Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete). The Countryman Press. p. 346. ISBN 978-1-58157-902-4. 
  4. ^ "Buehler Planetarium". www.broward.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-01.