Dr. Richard R Russell Planetarium - Mesquite Texas
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N 32° 45.765 W 096° 38.152
14S E 721462 N 3627459
Quick Description: A Mesquite Independent School District Planetarium named after Dr. Richard Russell.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2010 7:33:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM98XF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Planetarium.

From the website:

"The planetarium has updated its technology and is changing the way it serves students in the Mesquite ISD.

Early this fall the planetarium undertook an extensive renovation by installing SciDome, a state of the art, full-dome video digital projection system. With the SciDome system it is possible to fly through space in real-time, to view objects from earth in stunning detail and to simulate the view from any location in the solar system at just about anytime in the past or future. SciDome can also present the latest in full-dome digital productions being produced by museums and other scientific institutions.

Planetarium field trips will be available to 4th and 5th grade classes starting January 5th running through April 24th. Content is closely aligned with TAKs Objectives; for that reason, our administration has decided to limit planetarium trips, prior to April 24th, to the 4th and 5th grades and to the 7th and 8th grades. After TAKs testing in April, the planetarium will be open to all grade levels in the district on a first come, first served basis.

For each visit, instruction will begin under the dome with a live TEKs based astronomy simulation, followed by a short presentation in the auditorium, and then concluding with a pre-recorded, cutting edge full-dome presentation"

The Person

Dr Richard Russell was a long time General Practitioner in Mesquite, TX and a member of the school board in Mesquite Texas. After his passing he was laid to rest in Laurel Oaks Memorial park.
Year it was dedicated: 1977

Location of Coordinates: Front of the building

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Planetarium

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