About the Planetarium
In 2016 Alpine School District successfully passed a bond to address increasing population needs and rebuild older schools within the district. Central Elementary and the Space Center were included in those plans. As we started preparations and planning for the rebuild it was determined that to simply rebuild the program we have now would not address the problem of turning away teachers and their students from attending due to size limitations. We also are dealing with an aging inflatable planetarium system that will be a costly investment to replace. That’s when the Space Center began working with district administrators who were excited at the prospect of building a planetarium and providing that additional resource and experience to the community. The difficulty is that the bond only budgeted for the original program and so it was determined that additional funds would need to be raised to build the new elements of a planetarium and two more simulators. And thus you have found us and are learning more about how you can be involved in bringing these great resources to our community. Architectural plans are being developed at this time and additional details about the progress of the program can be found by visiting our FaceBook page as we announce new developments.