SCC Planetarium Closed By Francis
- Hi All,
To keep you up to date, the Seminole Community College Planetarium
in Sanford has been closed until January, 2005 by Hurricane Francis
damage to OTHER parts of the building housing our dome. The
Planetarium itself received NO damage from either hurricane.
However, due to the extensive roof and flooding damage to both
classroom wings of the building that flank (and protected) the SCC
Planetarium, the entire building has been closed as unsafe.
While classes, faculty and administrators have been relocated to
other buildings on campus, the planetarium cannot be moved,
obviously. My student worker has already been given another job on
campus, and my Assistant and I are still awaiting word about our
work for the next 3 months.
This will give us a good opportunity to get a lot of production done
in reproducing our school shows for each grade level to match the
new FCAT standards, and also work on our new public show, "Where's
the Science?," for its February grand opening. But there is only so
much that can be done on a computer without access to the dome to
fit the show together. We are hoping to get the Administration to
allow us to work in the planetarium, with hard-hats if necessary,
but have yet to get a response.
I hope everybody else has weathered the storms better.
Operations & Production Manager
Seminole Community College Planetarium