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Wells Planetarium In The News

John C. Wells Planetarium Makes Headlines

Light Pollution Blocks Stars and also a Danger to Your Health

Aug. 29, 2013


Stargazer Group, Planetarium Turn Focus Upward

July 23, 2013
Daily News-Record


Students explore out of this world experience

July 21, 2013
The News-Virginian (Waynesboro)


To Infinity And Beyond

July 19, 2013
Daily News-Record


Former Astonaut Speaks to Local Students

July 18, 2013


NASA-sponsored Space Camp to be Held at JMU

July 2013


One on One interview with planetarium director Shanil Virani

December 2012


Debunking the End of the World Myth

Nov. 22, 2012


JMU Planetarium Event To Examine The Science Behind The Star Of Bethlehem

Nov. 17, 2012
Daily News-Record


Scientist: “2012: We’re All (Not) Gonna Die!”

Oct. 1, 2012
The Breeze


Let's Go To A Planetarium

Sept. 27, 2012
The News Leader, Staunton


Private Space Exploration Opens New Ways to See the Cosmos

June 15, 2012
Daily News-Record


Planetarium Facilitates Last Chance To See Venus Cross Sun's Face

June 1, 2012
Daily News-Record


Adventures of a Citizen Scientist

Feb. 15, 2012
Daily News-Record


Monthly Stargazing Event at JMU is a Success

Jan. 27, 2012


Out of Sight: 'Star Parties' Bring Heavens A Little Closer To Earth

Jan. 26, 2012
Daily News-Record

The end?

Jan. 7, 2012
Daily News-Record

JMU planetarium offers free shows

Nov. 3, 2011
The News Leader, Staunton

A Room With A View: JMU Planetarium Puts Universe on Display

Oct. 22, 2011
Daily News-Record

Q&A with Shanil Virani, the new acting director of the John C. Wells Planetarium

Oct. 13, 2011
The Breeze

Break Away

Jan. 17, 2011
The Breeze


‘Go Polar' At JMU Saturday
Researcher To Give Presentation On Arctic Science

Aug. 27, 2009
Daily News-Record


Astronomy Gets A Boost As More People Look To The Stars With Wonder

Aug. 20, 2009
Daily News-Record


Eyes to the Sky

Feb. 26, 2009
The Breeze


It's standing room only at JMU's planetarium:
The renovated facility is attracting crowds in Harrisonburg

Nov. 16, 2008
Richmond Times-Dispatch


Planetarium Set to Reopen Saturday

Sept. 25, 2008
Daily News-Record


JMU's Newly Renovated Planetarium

Sept. 24, 2008
WHSV TV-3, Harrisonburg


JMU's Galaxy Tour
Planetarium's $1.3M Makeover Finished; Reopening Set For Fall

June 21, 2008
Daily News-Record


At JMU, closed planetarium to flicker back to life in '08

Sept. 5, 2007
WRIC News 8, Richmond, Va.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - A planetarium at James Madison University is set to flicker back to life next year.

The John C. Wells Planetarium in Miller Hall opened in 1974. For the next three decades, thousands flocked to the 65-seat planetarium.

In 2005, it was closed when officials began to renovate Miller Hall. And the planetarium's 30-year-old projector was causing stars to disappear or dim.

The projector has received a few new digital upgrades thanks to the school's physics and astronomy department. And officials plan to reopen the facility to the public by mid-2008.