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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

No public programs are planned at the planetarium due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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)

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 or email Jennifer Milner for more information or program appointments.

Location

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

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