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Teach for the Stars: As national interest in space initiatives increases, CHS astronomy community determines impact of astronomy education in modern day

Teach for the Stars: As national interest in space initiatives increases, CHS astronomy community determines impact of astronomy education in modern day

James Yin

May 23, 2019

On April 11 of this year, a group of researchers working for the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photo of a black hole, a celestial object from the Messier 87 galaxy. In October, scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland plan to launch the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite...

A Starry Night: Astronomy club sponsor, leader reflect on recent planetarium show

A Starry Night: Astronomy club sponsor, leader reflect on recent planetarium show

Kris Otten

September 29, 2017

Astronomy teacher Keith Turner and students held a planetarium show at the CHS planetarium on Sept. 28. Doors opened to the public at 7 p.m. and the show began at 7:30 p.m. with tickets selling for $4 for adults and $2 for children, seniors, and CHS students. According to Turner, preparations leading up...

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium

Beats

April 28, 2016

This summer, Michael Jones, Ph.D. and professor at Brigham Young University will research new technology here in the planetarium. Graduate students will accompany Jones. The technology is a Google Glass alternative and should help a deaf CHS student. If it is successful, the technology should tremendously...

Planetarium Club to host public show March 24

Planetarium Club to host public show March 24

Beats

March 9, 2016

Planetarium Club will host a public event on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Keith Turner, club sponsor and science teacher, said students in the club will host it. His goal is to have them completely take over with operating the star machine at events, but for now he stays at shows to supervise. “We have...

Planetarium Club to host public event Feb. 25

Planetarium Club to host public event Feb. 25

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February 16, 2016

According to Keith Turner, club sponsor and science teacher, Planetarium Club will host a public show on Feb. 25. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the planetarium. Club members will also meet on Feb. 29 to discuss events outside of the planetarium for members. One option is to go to Noblesville ...

Planetarium Club to host event Oct. 29

Planetarium Club to host event Oct. 29

Beats

October 8, 2015

Planetarium Club will host a public planetarium show on  Oct. 29. The show is called “Perseus and Andromeda” and is a cartoon retelling of Clash of the Titans. The show is purposefully timed around Halloween. Keith Turner, Planetarium Club sponsor and science teacher, said instead of club...

Planetarium Club’s first event planned for Sept. 17

Planetarium Club’s first event planned for Sept. 17

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September 15, 2015

The Planetarium Club’s first event is planned for Sept. 17. Although the club has not yet held a callout meeting, several astronomy students said they are interested in helping with the show. Keith Turner, Planetarium Club sponsor and science teacher, said in the past most club members were in his ast...

Planetarium Club seeking members

Planetarium Club seeking members

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August 28, 2015

Keith Turner, Planetarium Club sponsor and science teacher, needs new students to join the club. In need of leaders, he is asking students in his astronomy classes who are interested in learning how to operate the planetarium to join the club. He said, “Once I get those guys and gals up to speed, w...

Planetarium Club prepares shows for kids

Planetarium Club prepares shows for kids

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April 15, 2015

The Planetarium Club will put on shows for the next two weeks for elementary school students, preschool students and a life skills class. Over the course of the school year, classes in all 11 elementary schools in the Carmel Clay Schools system visit the planetarium in CHS. The coming two weeks wi...

Planetarium Club Experiences Technical Difficulties

Beats

January 14, 2015

Planetarium Club’s schedule is currently in limbo due to computer problems. With the recent addition of two new HD projectors, the computers have had trouble adjusting to the output of six GB. The high output has caused the computers to be slow and sometimes crash. However, it is all part of the...

Planetarium Club Adds New HD Projectors

Beats

November 5, 2014

The planetarium club now has a planetarium with two brand new, newly added HD projectors, ready to be used for its next meeting, Nov. 4, and the next public show, Nov. 21. A project three years in the making, costing somewhere between $5,000 and $8,000, finally came true as two new projectors were add...

Planetarium to host presentation on fall sky Oct. 2

Planetarium to host presentation on fall sky Oct. 2

Contributor

October 1, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., the Carmel Planetarium and CHS Planetarium Club will be showing a presentation on the fall night sky. Tickets are available at the CHS Bookstore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and CHS students. The planetarium will be used to...