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Louisiana Tech University Planetarium


The Planetarium has a dual projection system which allows fast showing, overlapping, and fade in/fade out projection. A "celestial projector" provides elaborate detail of the night sky during any time of the year, from any perspective of the planet. These two items, plus dramatic use of white lighting and cove blue and cove yellow lighting, allow the attainment of the full effect of a "space like" interactive show.

The most commonly asked question at the Planetarium is "Were we actually moving?" The answer is NO. You remain completely still in your chair the entire time. The "celestial projector", however, is so realistic that it creates the feeling that you are moving. Although it is rare, if you feel at all dizzy, nauseated, or frightened, simply close your eyes and the feeling will disappear.

The Planetarium main theatre is handicapped accessible and has spaces for several wheelchairs.

NOTE: The planetarium has no restrooms. There are several buildings that are open during the week that are in walking distance that do have restrooms .

We look forward to your scheduling a visit to the Louisiana Tech University Planetarium.

LA Tech University Planetarium
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3163
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-2866
Director: Glenn Beer,

Last updated: October 9, 2004
Webmaster: Dianne Porter-Lord (

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