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John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Stargazing, educational programs and planet viewing are offered to the community as well as campus. A yearly highlight is the Season of Light holiday show.

John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

School group programs are now available. Call 309-794-7318 for more information.

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The observatory features a Celestron C14 computer-driven 14-inch reflector telescope. The observatory is open to the public on special occasions.

Full-dome shows with new projector

The planetarium unveiled a new digital projection system in time for its annual Seasons of Light show in December 2018. (Read more)

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In 1969, a Saturn V rocket thrust Apollo 11 towards the moon. That same year, 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ 365体育投注_365体育备用网址@ threw open the doors to its new John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory. (Read more)


Open to the public during special events; call 309-794-7318 or email Jennifer Milner for more information or program appointments.


820 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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