FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2018
Contact: Victor Tam
Phone: (707) 527-4246
SRJC Planetarium to Temporarily Close for Needs Assessment
Santa Rosa, CA-- The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) planetarium, which was originally built in 1980, will temporarily close for the Fall 2018 semester, in order to perform a technical and structural assessment of the facility.
The planetarium has previously hosted thousands of attendees in its 38 years in existence, for shows such as, “How to Measure the Cosmos” and “Exploring the Depths of Our Summer Sky.”
Due to the age of the facility, which has never undergone structural renovation, the college plans to perform a full assessment of the viability of the building and equipment. Potential plans for renovation will be considered following this assessment. The planetarium will remain closed until Spring 2019 at minimum. No date has been set to reopen the facility.
SRJC Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Victor Tam said that he was disappointed to have to temporarily close the facility.
“The SRJC planetarium has delighted thousands of schoolchildren, students and community members for over three decades,” he said. “But this assessment is necessary to ensure the continued excellence of any programs and shows we offer at SRJC.”
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