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Stellar Plans

Sac State is boldly going where no Sacramento entity has gone before—with plans for a state-of-the-art planetarium as part of a Science and Space Center.

Sacramento is the nation’s largest metropolitan area without a state-of-the-art planetarium. These types of facilities are considered crucial to California continuing as a science and technology leader because they build students’ interests.

The proposed center—which will also contain an observatory, hands-on science exploration areas and laboratories—got a big boost in November with a $950,000 federal appropriation. Congresswoman Doris Matsui was instrumental in obtaining the funding, which combined with funds previously obtained by her husband, the late Congressman Robert Matsui, add up to $1.5 million for the facility.

The $10 million facility has also received support from the late Chien Yuan Hu, and the late Royal and Kirsten Vanderberg.
Construction could be under way within a year.


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