Planetarium Information

Introduction

Surrounding a twelve meter radius hemisphere and standing on a 15.5 foot high glass cylinder of radius 70.5 feet is "a striking architectural use of a hyperboloid of revolution of one sheet ... (chosen to reflect) ... the drama and excitement of space exploration." (Martin Gardner, Mathematical Games, On conic sections, ruled surfaces, and other manifestations of the hyperbola, Scientific American, September, 1977, page 39)

This material is presented in tribute to Mr. Chih-Chen Jen, Mr. Albert Alpers, Mr. Milo Ketchum, and Mr. Thomas Teasdale. You may link to the following pages:

PLANETARIUM FORMULA PAGE

HISTORY AND LOCATION

MATH PROBLEMS AND PROJECTS I.

MATH PROBLEMS AND PROJECTS II.

FIELD TRIP PICTURES

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