Southern College dedicates new planetarium
donation from John Raymond Miller II and Eleanor Honeyman Miller
allows college to renovate planetarium and install new instrument
a year of being closed and two years of renovations to the
planetarium and the Polk Science Building, Florida Southern
College will re-dedicate and open its planetarium.
Tom Reuschling will present a proclamation to John Raymond
Miller II and his wife, Eleanor Honeyman Miller, in appreciation
for their $500,000 gift to renovate the planetarium and purchase
the new Spitz instrument.
Noon Friday, Feb. 9, 2001
Planetarium, Florida Southern College campus, Lakeland, Fla.
Grafton at (863) 680-4118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller Planetarium is home to one of only two Spitz 1024
Planetarium Instruments in the world. The other Spitz 1024
machine in operation is in France.
planetarium seats 60 adults and approximately 80 children.
the Miller Planetarium is showing "More Than Meets
the Eye," a show which reviews the moon, major planets,
famous stars and constellations.
book an appointment for groups to attend shows at the Florida
Southern College Miller Planetarium, contact Joan Schlechte
at (863) 680-4316.
Spitz 1024 Planetarium Instrument
Spitz is the
largest planetarium instrument designer and builder in the United
States. The Spitz model 1024 is the most modern equipment specially
designed for small planetariums such as the one at Florida Southern
College. The system is fully automated and can also be controlled
- A Star Projector
showing 1,354 stars in their natural colors and brightness
- A Solar
System Projector showing the sun, moon (in correct phase according
to the date of the show), and all five naked-eye planets in their
natural brightness, color and location
- Two laser-disc
players for special effects and animations
- One VCR
for showing portions of a show
- Two video
projectors to show special effects and animations
- Ten slide
- A computer
and a digital audio system
About Florida Southern
College, the state’s oldest church-related college, is a four-year,
private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated with the
United Methodist Church. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate
majors and a master of business administration degree accredited
by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the
largest, one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture
in the world.