'Science Sunday for Girls' combats classroom stereotypes
Dec. 3, 2017
The Breeze

JMU planetarium shows 'Mystery of the Christmas Star'
Dec. 3, 2017
The Breeze

After 36 years in a closet, JMU planetarium canvas surfaces
Sept. 21, 2017
The Breeze

JMU planetarium promotes searching for stars
April 27, 2017
The Breeze

JMU students should utilize the John C. Wells Planetarium
April 26, 2017
The Breeze

Program Aims To Inspire Kids To Reach For Stars 
October 12, 2016
Daily News-Record

Starry Nights week brings awareness to issue of light pollution on campus
March 30, 2016
The Breeze

JMU Planetarium Hosting Monthly Events To Get Girls Interested In Science
March 7, 2016
Daily News-Record

NASA engineer speaks at Wilson Hall
Feb. 11, 2016
The Breeze

$15,000 solar system model aims to educate community
Nov. 4, 2015
The Breeze

JMU Faculty Senate awards grants
Sept. 9, 2015
The Breeze

At JMU, starry nights with fewer lights
March 22, 2015
The Breeze

Obama pushes Democratic agenda in speech
January 21, 2015
The Breeze

Stargazers share passion at parties
Oct. 12, 2014
The Breeze

Planetarium offers community vibrant look at the night sky
Aug. 27, 2014
The Breeze

Astronomy talk gives insight into cosmic space
April 21, 2014
The Breeze

Campus event highlights safety and lighting misconceptions
March 30, 2014
The Breeze

Light pollution is a growing problem in big and small cities
March 23, 2014
The Breeze

A Call to Darkness
March 12, 2014
JMU Public Affairs

WMRA's Virginia Insight: Reaching for Starry Nights
March 10, 2014

So Long, Starry Night
March 8, 2014
Daily News-Record

WMRA's Virginia Insight: Planetarium Guy
Dec. 9, 2013

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 Astronaut Speaks to Local Students
July 18, 2013

NASA-sponsored Space Camp to be Held at JMU
July 2013

The sky from Madison to Alger
March 11, 2013
The Breeze

One on One interview with planetarium director Shanil Virani
December 2012

Debunking the End of the World Myth
Nov. 22, 2012

Spreading a healthy body image message
Nov. 5, 2012
The Breeze

Scientist: “2012: We’re All (Not) Gonna Die!”
Oct. 1, 2012
The Breeze

Adventures of a Citizen Scientist (http://www.dnronline.com/article/astronfj)
Feb. 15, 2012
Daily News-Record 

Monthly Stargazing Event at JMU is a Success
Jan. 27, 2012

JMU planetarium offers free shows
Nov. 3, 2011
The News Leader, Staunton

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 

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.

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