Welcome to the

P-H-M Planetarium 
Air/Space Museum


Director: Art Klinger

Phone: 574-258-9569
Fax: 574-254-2866
Email: aklinger@phm.k12.in.us


The PHM Planetarium spearheaded the Let There Be Night program, a global initiative in support of dark skies.  In 2009, over 3,400 PHM students contributed to the experiment, from which a team of students made a 3-D model (above) to convey the results.   See http://www.lettherebenight.com/


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History of Our Facility Show Schedule Museum Plan a Visit Location/Map What's Up? LetThereBeNight.com

proj.jpg (44686 bytes)The PHM Planetarium & Air/Space Museum is a unique facility valued by the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation as well as the community at large.  Visitors enjoy planetarium programs, a fine collection of air and space memorabilia, and observing programs with telescopes. 

Latitude: 41.6823      Longitude: -86.1061

PHM Planetarium

Clear Sky Clock


See anticipated viewing conditions tonight in our area at the PHM Planetarium Clear Sky Clock.   View details and more information--including useful observing links--at http://cleardarksky.com/c/PnnHrMPINkey.html.  

Air/Space Museum

Gallery of Recent Events

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The PHM Planetarium & Air/Space Museum was a Midwest hub for programs related to the June 8, 2004, transit of Venus.  See june8.htm for images related to the transit of Venus experience here; see images.htm for pictures from around and beyond the earth.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige sends a letter noting the efforts of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in creating and promoting transit of Venus education programs; December 16, 2004.

96map Indiana adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Spring 2006.  Additionally, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation has ruled on the requests of individual counties to change their time zone.  St. Joseph County, Indiana, will remain in the Eastern time zone.  For information on Daylight Saving Time (DST), see http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/f.html and scroll down to Indiana 

A public dialogue about time zone issues provided some lively discussions.  In response to a newspaper columnist's assertions, Chuck Bueter wrote an opinion about the scientific (in)accuracy of some public comments at timezone.htm.  An Indiana study questions the merits of DST after Indiana's switch was implemented.

AstroCamp puts telescopes in the hands of kids at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan.  For images from past astronomy camp adventures and for more information, see http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/astrocamp.htm.  Next opportunity is July 27 to August 2, 2008

Note: Web pages of the PHM Planetarium & Air/Space Museum which are hosted on transitofvenus.org are an unofficial compilation of the facility's resources.  For the official PHM website, see http://www.phm.k12.in.us/planetarium/.  



Copyright 2003-2008 Chuck Bueter.  All rights reserved.