Community rallies to bring students the moon, planets
A two-year community fundraising effort has culminated in a new 2.4k planetarium laser projection system and lighting for Hollidaysburg Area High School. Although the school has had a planetarium since 1970, the system has been in disrepair since the mid-2000s. The school board proposed the fundraiser and pledged to double each dollar raised by the community up to $85,000, for a total of $170,00 paid for by the school board. The planetarium will open in the fall along with new curriculum that will present the study of solar systems, the earth and sciences in a whole new way to students in all grades in the school district. Public programming will also be available and the community will have access to movies about space and science. To read more visit the article in the Altoona Mirror.