Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Sky's the Limit

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Sky's the Limit

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Did you know that Fair Lawn has its own planetarium? The students at Fair Lawn High School know. And this month they're sharing it with the community in the upcoming public show "Extra Solar Planets: Discovering New Worlds."

TELL ME MORE: There was a time, during the height of the space race 50 years ago, when the government made $70 million available annually for "science literacy." The result: A number of public school systems, including Fair Lawn's, acquired their very own planetarium. Since 1960, the star theater at Fair Lawn High School has been, if not precisely a secret, a not-so-well-known community resource. Planetarium director Andrew Temme is hoping to change all that, by hosting annual public shows (twice annually, if there's interest). It's his pleasure to show off his Spitz A3P projector, his 22-foot dome and the "spherical mirror projection system" of his own design in the program "Extra Solar Planets: Discovering New Worlds," a 40-minute show that looks at the search for planets outside the solar system. …

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