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Planetarium Planned For Newark

The Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology and Ohio State University’s Newark campus are teaming up to build a 2.1 million planetarium in downtown Newark. The facility called "SciDome" will be at The Works home on South First Street. It will feature 30-foot dome with 4k digital projection and can hold up to sixty people. Officials say it will provide multiple learning opportunities for students and the general public in a number of science-related fields. Officials say urban light pollution necessitates the creation of the facility. Groundbreaking is scheduled for early June, with the facility expected to open sometime next year.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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