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Planetarium

The Don Schaefer Planetarium visitors go on journeys through the universe, explore the marvels of light, and many other fascinating experiences that could stand your hair on end.

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Planetarium Programs

Peter Bruecken

Planetarium Director
pbruecken@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Chris Like

Assistant Director
clike@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

The Don Schaefer Planetarium offers a unique cadre of programs to enhance already existing curriculum. Students visit the planetarium once per year where the planetarium staff may take them on journeys through the universe, explore the marvels of light, or many other fascinating experiences that could stand your hair on end.


Internet Resources

Science Joy Wagon
With a name like that, you know it is good! (Lessons and tutorials)
SparknotesThis is a search engine for any lessons you would ever want in school.
Quantum PhysicsHere is a link for the very small.
FermilabThe atom smashers.
Discovery ChannelHere is one for the discovery channel. It is a great site with a ton of information.
Hubble SiteHere is a lot of great info and pics from Hubble.
STSciThe home page of the people who bring us the Hubble Space Telescope!
PBSBelieve it or not, but those wacky guys who brought you Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood, have a great deal of science on their site.
NASAAn astronomy links list would not be complete without this powerhouse!
ConstellationsThis is where I get my pictures:)
Particle AdventureInterested in the smallest things around?