John Deere Planetarium
A free illustrated program about the nighttime sky and the solar system is provided, by appointment, during the academic year for school classes (beginning with Grade 3) and other groups of up to 100 persons. The program, which lasts about 45 minutes and is in the dark, is presented by Dr. Mel Peterson, Director, using the Spitz A-3-P planetarium instrument.
Program appointments can be arranged by calling Kathy Nelson at the Planetarium, (309) 794-7327, or you
may request information by e-mail to Kathy Nelson at
The observatory and planetarium are located on the college campus at the 38th Street hill entrance, about one block south of 7th Avenue.