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The Downing Planetarium

Sited next to Science II, the Downing Planetarium was made possible by the generous donations and support of the late Dr. Harold Downing and his family, Tom and Cynthia Downing. More than 20 thousand children from the schools of the Central Valley enjoy the educational shows in the Planetarium, and the learning activities in the Downing Museum right behind it every year.

Dr. Steven White (Department of Physics) is the Planetarium Director.

To schedule events at the Downing Planetarium, please visit the official web page and use the online request forms.