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JOHN C. WELLS PLANETARIUM

The John C. Wells Planetarium is location 5 on the tour. The following description also appears on the Story Map.

The John C. Wells Planetarium is a state-of-the-art facility that offers school visits, camps, and free public shows. A focal point of planetarium efforts has been light pollution, and faculty and students associated with the planetarium have informed the actions of the university. Since 2017, JMU's Facilities Management Department has selected outdoor lights for construction projects and renovations to reduce energy consumption, maintenance, and light pollution. Recent JMU student-led shows related to environmental stewardship explore light pollution locally to globally, and include a JMU student-produced film that you can preview below. 

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

The following is a JMU Facilities Management news article about addressing campus light pollution: Facilities Management News January 2020

ENGAGED COURSES AND STUDENT PROJECTS

Example Project: This short video below (intended for presentation on the dome in a Planetarium) is a completely student produced film that illustrates light pollution on campus, within the City of Harrisonburg, and in the larger Shenandoah Valley.

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