Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. And Fiske won’t be just for astronomy anymore. For now, however, Fiske is [...]
If you’re a planetarium junkie in the Boulder area, your experience is about to get a major upgrade. The astrophysical and planetary sciences department, home to Fiske Planetarium, recently announced the launch of a complete upgrade to the projection and other presentation systems that power the planetarium’s big-screen experience. The remodel will turn the dome [...]
Douglas Duncan, a senior instructor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and director of Fiske Planetarium, has received the prestigious Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.