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University of Toledo
The Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory


USA , OHIO , TOLEDO
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University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo
University of Toledo


Type: School
Opened in 1967

Address: 2801 W. Bancroft Street - Toledo, OH 43606
Country: USA
Email: rpbo@astro.utoledo.edu
Phone: +1 419-530 2650

Website: https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/rpbo/
Website 2: https://www.wnky.com/wcpl-hosts-planetarium-party/
     

Team
Alexander T. Mak (1989-2024 †)
Michael Cushing (director)







92 seats











Dome of  12.2m




Technical
Digital system SPITZ : SciDome XD
Software: Starry Night
Video system 2 vp : 1+1 center
Meridian resolution 2.5 K
Sound 5.1

Facilities
Observatory
Helen & Elgin Brooks Observatory: 4.9 dome on the roof: 14-inch Celestron (1987)
Ritter Observatory: 40-Inch (1m) Warner and Swasey Telescope (1967)

Operation
Frequenting: 23000 people per year
Sessions: 250 per year
Staff: 4 people

History
- 1967 : Spitz A3P
- 1987: McMaster Hall
- 2008: new video projectors LCD
- 2011: closed between June and October: Fulldome, new seats, painting dome in grey etc
- October 2019: GLPA
- December 24, 2022: closed for renovation

Last major evolution: 2011: Renovated + Digital

Comments


Latitude: 41°39'44" N  -  Longitude: 83°36'44" W  -  Altitude: 186m

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last update: 06/14/2024

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