Fred F. Silk Planetarium

Wilderness Center's Astronomy Education Building, Alabama Avenue Southwest
Wilmot, OH 44689


The Wilderness Center's Fred F. Silk Planetarium opened its doors to school groups in the Fall of 2001, marking an exciting step forward in astronomy education at the Center. Training for members of the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club, who will serve as presenters, began over the Winter of 2000.

The Fred F. Silk Planetarium Technical Specifications:

Dome Size:  5 meters - made by Technical Innovations
Seating capacity: approximately 40
Instrument: Viewlex Apollo version of  GOTO Optical's E-5
Stars visible: 750
Planets visible: Merc, Venus, Mars, Jup, Saturn, Sun, Moon
Planetarium Coordinator: Rev. Dave Ross

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