As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

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...

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium

Professor to conduct research at CHS planetarium


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 prepares shows for kids

Kids watch a show put on by the Planetarium Club. According to Keith Turner, planetarium director and club sponsor, there are three different shows for the kids. ADAM GOSTOMELSKY/PHOTO


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 Adds New HD Projectors


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...

Kids’ Corner prepares for field trips and activities



October 19, 2014

Kids’ Corner members will participate in several field trips and activities with the preschoolers. According to Kimberly Lenzo, director of Kids’ Corner, Kids’ Corner will have a field trip to the planetarium on Oct. 23. Members will also trick-or-treat with the preschoolers on Oct. 31. However,...

Planetarium to host presentation on fall sky Oct. 2

March 2014: Astronomy club sponsor Keith Turner adjusts the video projector, so there will not be any light leaks during a show. According to Turner, the CHS Planetarium Club will host a show on fall skies Oct. 2 at the CHS planetarium. JULIE XU / FILE PHOTO


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...

Astronomy Club officers to meet Feb. 6


February 4, 2014

Astronomy Club officers will meet during the first session of SRT on Feb. 6 at the CHS planetarium to discuss ideas for a field trip, according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said at the meeting, officers will discuss alternatives to going to Chicago for a field trip due to its high cost. Turner...

New planetarium show to take place on Dec. 6, use new equipment

NO HASTE, NO WASTE: Planetarium director Keith Turner waits for the system to render, a newer technology for the planetarium and the new show.  This new show was held on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6. SWETHA NAKSHATRI / PHOTO


December 5, 2013

A new planetarium show called “Comets and Discovery: A Sky Hunter’s Quest” will play at the CHS planetarium on Dec. 6, according to Keith Turner, planetarium director and science teacher. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and run for about 45 minutes. Tickets are available at the CHS bookstore and...

Astronomy Club to host a comet show on Dec. 6

Astronomy club sponsor Keith Turner points to a picture of a comet simulation using dry ice that he will use for the upcoming comet show. Turner said that during the show, the audience would be able to come up and feel the dry ice to feel how cold it is. JULIE XU / PHOTO


November 28, 2013

Astronomy Club will feature a comet show on Dec. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the CHS planetarium, according to Keith Turner, Astronomy club sponsor and planetarium director. The show will consist of a demonstration modeling comets with dry ice, a presentation about comets and discovery and a tour of t...

Astronomy Club will meet Nov. 11 to prepare for comet show


November 6, 2013

Astronomy Club will meet on Nov. 11 at the planetarium after school, according to sponsor Keith Turner. At the meeting, students will be assigned to either handling tickets or operating the star machine for the upcoming planetarium's brand new comet show. Turner said in the past, students have helped at some of the planetarium shows, and typically two o...

Astronomy Club will meet after school on Sept. 30

Astronomy club sponsor Keith Turner adjusts the star machine in order to prepare for a presentation.  Turner said Astronomy Club will have a meeting on Sept. 30 after school in the planetarium. JULIE XU / PHOTO


September 26, 2013

According to sponsor Keith Turner, Astronomy Club will have a meeting on Sept. 30 after school from 3:15 to 3:35 p.m. in the planetarium. Turner said, at the meeting, he will teach students how to use and set up telescopes. The students who show up to be trained will be given the opportunity ...

Media staff members to lend part of media center for portion of planetarium presentation


March 19, 2013

According to media department chairperson Bonnie Grimble, media staff members will be working with the Carmel High School Planetarium and the Astronomy Club to host a presentation event on March 23. The entire event–which will occur from 6 to 8 p.m.–will include a variety of activities such as a walk-through of...