Come Visit Our Planetarium at Kennedy Academy

Come Explore The World Above Our Horizon!!!

The planetarium is located inside of Kennedy Academy (K-5) in South Bend, Indiana. 

Space Race
Our planetarium was built in 1972, that was initiated by a government supplemental through an initiative that was provided government funding through the "Race to Space" movement that happened in the late 1960s.

 The facility has an impressive 30-foot diameter dome that serves as 
a unique space in which students can explore the night sky. 

Farmers Insurance - Dream Big Teachers ChallengeIn 2018, Kennedy Academy's Plane
tarium was selected to participate in the Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teachers Challenge" and was awarded $100,000 to upgrade the facility and technologies housed within our school. 

The facility within the planetarium currently houses:
  • Seating capacity: 60 

  • Spitz A-4 starball at the center - our starball is a precisely constructed optical/mechanical system that projects an accurate picture of the night sky as viewed from anywhere on earth. 

  • Warped Media™ fulldome planetarium system 

  • RADIANT Pro60 Laser Projector 

Contact Information:
Kennedy Academy Planetarium
Mrs. Lisa Artusi
609 North Olive Street
South Bend, IN 46628

Phone: 574-393-3100
Fax: 574-283-7441
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