A Planetarium for Every Classroom
Building and Using a Planetarium for Your Classroom Using Inexpensive Materials

NSTA presentation info


Jeff Adkins will be at NSTA Atlanta on Saturday, April 3 2004 to explain how to build a cardboard planetarium, share copies of the plans, and provide updates to the designs on this web site.

Here are links to ZIP files containing ...

Each of these* is a large file and will require a long time to download over a modem connection. You need a utility such as WinZIP or Stuffit Expander to decompress the files. The Keynote presentation will only run on a Mac using OS X 10.3 and Keynote 1.01 or later.


2004-04-03 - 08:00 - 09:00 - Building a Classroom Planetarium
Atlanta Mariott Marquis Hotel, International 10 room
[Workshop, Earth, General]
Presenter(s): Jeff Adkins (Deer Valley High School, Antioch, CA)
Learn how to build a planetarium from readily available materials that's large enough to hold an entire class.

Don't forget: we want to know about any domes you build. Send us pictures and we'll post them here on the site!





NSTA Files

Building a Dome

2 Meter
5 Meter
Paint Your Project


Making a Projector

Building a Projector


Using the Planetarium




Celebration Checklist page

Send your dome building report to us!


Quick Links

Deer Valley High School Science Department

Antioch SPACE Academy

AstronomyTeacher's web site


Contact Us

Jeff Adkins

Cheryl Domenichelli



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This project was supported by a County Technology Academy Grant funded by the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation in cooperation with the Contra Costa County Office of Education.