Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium
Owned and operated by the DeKalb School System, Fernbank is a major part of both the educational and entertainment community. The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium offers programs for school classes, adults and children relating to current astronomy and astronomical topics. Fernbank also houses a 36-inch telescope (the largest in the Southeast) that has public observing hours during the week. Other assets include a research library, 64-acre hardwood forest and aeronautics classroom/laboratory.
For the school system, Fernbank has a unique role in coordination of science curriculum and teaches classes to 9th grade students in DeKalb County's Scientific Tools and Technique (STT) course, as well as programs for pre-K - 12 school groups in the DeKalb County School System.
|Meteorites and tektites on display|
Apollo 6, an unmanned probe that orbited the Earth.
A replica of the International Space Station
A replica of our Moon.
The star projector inside Fernbank's planetarium
Outside Fernbank's observatory
The telescope at Fernbank's observatory