About the Great Western Observer (GWO)

This quarterly publication includes planetarium news for the Great Plains Association of Planetariums, Pacific Nouvelle Lune Planetarium Association, Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association, and South-Western Association of Planetariums. Contribute your news and articles at greatwesternobserver@gmail.com.

Great Western Observer: Summer 2021

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The Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association (RMPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting astronomy and science education, planetarium operations, and the educational, entertaining, and innovative use of the planetarium environment. The RMPA region includes Montana, Eastern Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and North Western New Mexico.

About SWAP

Welcome to SWAP on the WAC!

SWAP (South Western Alliance of Planetariums) covers Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. SWAP has been home of 4 Western Alliance Conference, and with the large number of planetariums available (and upcoming) SWAP is a vibrant planetarium community, and a proud member of the WAC community.

Planetariums in the SWAP region

Below are the planetarium listed in the SWAP “territory”. Note: these are not necessarily active members, but simply are geographically situated in these states. The data comes from the IPS directory. Please notify the webmaster of the WAC site of any changes, errors or more accurate data.

Current SWAP members are indicated with a yellow star. Jump to Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico or Texas

ARKANSAS Planetariums (12)

Site Built Planetariums
Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Box 7614
Arkadelphia AR 71999-0001
(870) 230-5006
www.hsu.edu/physics Planetarium
University of Central Arkansas
Lewis Science Center
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway AR 72302
(501) 450-5900
www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/physics/ Planetarium
Dept. of Physics
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville AR 72701
(479) 575-2506
Episphere Theater (Currently Closed)
Aerospace Education Center
3301 East Roosevelt Road
Little Rock AR 72206 UALR Planetarium
Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock AR 72204
(501) 569-3275
ualr.edu/planetarium/ Pomeroy Planetarium
Univ. of Arkansas Monticello
315 Glenwood Drive
Monticello AR 71655
(870) 460-1016
Mount Vernon High School
38 Garland Springs Road
Mt. Vernon AR 72058
(501) 472-7501
Mobile Planetariums
Starlab Planetarium
Math/Science Magnet School
149 North Water Street
Forrest City AR 72335
(870) 261-1810 Starlab Planetarium
Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd.
Hot Springs Natl. Park AR 71913
(501) 767-3461
www.midamericamuseum.org Starlab Planetarium
Carver Magnet School
2100 East 6th Street
Little Rock AR 72202
(501) 447-4000
Starlab Planetarium
Washington Magnet School
115 West 27th St.
Little Rock AR 72205
(501) 324-2470 Starlab Planetarium
Arkansas River Educational Center
221 S. Beech St.
Pine Bluff AR 71601
(870) 534-6129