Science Position Astronomy Research Query (SPARQ) Center
Santa Rosa City Schools | Santa Rosa, CA
Created in collaboration with the Science faculty who developed the pathway program, the learning spaces were designed with the specific goal of delivering content in non-traditional ways such as through the use of a planetarium. The program uses specialized technology such as an astronomical telescope, GIS/GPS technology, climate/meteorological instruments, wind turbine, photovoltaic panels, and a multiaxis planetarium. The facility design had to respond to, and be shaped by the incorporation of this technology, while its imagery reflects its use.
- Multi-Axis Planetarium
- Observatory with Astronomical Telescope
More than a laboratory, an observatory or a classroom, the new building is a symbol of the future on our campus it gives me hope for what public education can and should be for today’s students.Sally Bimrose, Principal, Piner High School