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University of Wyoming Planetarium – Laramie

Planetarium Shows and Schedule:

The UW Harry C Vaughan Planetarium offers shows that are open to the public on Tuesday and Friday evenings as well as every other Saturday morning.  Saturday shows are geared toward a younger audience and include a free activity after the show.  Please see the schedule online at http://www.uwyo.edu/physics/_files/docs/planetarium.html or email planetarium@uwyo.edu for more information on show titles and descriptions.

The Planetarium can also schedule a private show for a school group, community event, or birthday party!  Please email planetarium@uwyo.edu to find out more and schedule a show; the planetarium staff is available most weekdays as well as Saturday afternoons!

About Harry C. Vaughan:

The planetarium has been renamed in honor of the Windy Ridge Foundation’s owner, who was a professor of meteorology in the Iowa State Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences. Vaughn taught courses in meteorology, earth sciences and agronomy there. Before teaching at Iowa State, he worked at the Ames Laboratory.

Upon retirement, Vaughn moved to Laramie, where he befriended a number of faculty members in UW’s Department of Atmospheric Science. He devoted his time to his love of astronomy and built a personal observatory in his backyard to make his own.

For more information, visit the University of Wyoming Planetarium website.

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