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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

Just outside the planetarium in the Getz-Rogers Gallery, full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope and a quarter-ton piece of the Canyon Diablo meteor are displayed.

A passion for the stars, a mission for Augustana

In 1969, a Saturn V rocket thrust Apollo 11 towards the moon. That same year, Augustana College threw open the doors to its new John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory. (Read more)

Hours

Open to the public during special events; call 309-794-7318 for more information.

Location

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

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