University of Louisville - Belknap Campus: GHEENS SCIENCE HALL (40)
Building Name: GHEENS SCIENCE HALL History: Year of Construction: 2001 Square Footage: 8936 Primary Use: Support Services Description: The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is designed to provide a unique learning environment primarily for astronomy and space science education. The semicircular multipurpose room provides flexible seating for forty-four and serves as instructional space for classes, workshops, and teacher education programs. The theater is designed for highly accurate presentations of astronomy, surrounding the audience with a 360 degree projected view of the night sky. One hundred and sixty theater style, unidirectional seats, corresponding to the tilted dome visually thrust viewers into the simulated starfield.