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Cole12 November 29th, 2017 7:54pm

100s of public schools across the US have planetariums, many of which were constructed during the space race half a century ago. The cost of maintenance & renovation is, of course, very expensive. Should public schools get rid of their planetariums?

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/30/17 12:30 am

We had one in the district. In the 9 years I️ attended school there we went twice for about an hour each. I️t was unique but not Worth was the districts spend on them.

deist
11/29/17 7:53 pm

With tech the way it’s going vr/ va No..

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/29/17 1:53 pm

I live just down the street from one but my school doesn’t have one

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/29/17 1:25 pm

I actually didn't know that. I went to two high schools, both without planetariums. We did just fine. I don't think they're necessary, at least not in most of the schools.

Cole12 ...
11/29/17 12:57 pm

My sisters' high school had a planetarium. It's a nice feature, but from what I've heard, I don't think they're used often enough to justify the expense.

willg basically Dulles Airport
11/29/17 5:25 pm

When I lived in Chesapeake VA they public school system had one. They did public programs 2-3 times a month. Each month was a different program. The programming was TREMENDOUS. Seriously super valuable insight into how our solar system works and exists in the universe. The system cycled kids through at various ages from all of the schools so it got good usage. I would love to see every one of these kept up and operational and used to educate our youth and general public.