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Take A Trip To The Stars With Rock Island Library

June 15th, 2019

The Rock Island Library continues its summer of space with a view of the stars at the John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College on June 17. Rock Island Library is  hosting a free presentation by Dr. Lee Carkner, director of the John Deere Planetarium, at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17 at the planetarium on the Augustana College grounds. The free Universe of Stars presentation features a guided tour of the night sky on the planetarium’s new digital projection system. It is best suited for ages adult through 3rd grades. Both the planetarium and Apollo 11 moon landing are observing their 50th... Read More

Season Of Light Coming To Augustana

December 9th, 2017

The Yuletide evening sky is especially rewarding, and now you and your family have a chance to learn all about it! The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College is hosting a free planetarium show, “Season of Light”, starting this Saturday Dec 9 and going through Friday Dec 15. This one-of-a-kind holiday sky demonstration will be offered weekdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, please call (309) 794-7318 during weekday business hours. The planetarium’s doors will open 15 minutes before each show. Those who... Read More

Reach For The Stars At Planetarium Open House

October 26th, 2017

Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium Fall Open House is officially here! This Saturday Oct 28 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. the planetarium will be open to the public at no cost. Indoor and outdoor programs will be led by planetarium director Dr. Lee Carkner. A planetarium show will be exposing the wonders of the night sky, on the facility’s 30-foot dome with the Spitz A3P projector. You will be able to view the planet Saturn and the first quarter moon through the telescopes provided by the Carl Gamble Observatory. The Getz-Rogers Gallery will show images of celestial objects. A quarter-ton piece... Read More