There is a new planetarium being worked on at Orange College. Recently, this construction project had received a very generous donation of $1 million. The generous donation had come from an instructor that used to teach at Orange Coast College. The instructor’s name is Mary McChesney.
Her generous donation will help contribute towards putting a Foucault pendulum in the planetarium. This pendulum will be used to provide insight about the Earth’s rotation. This unique pendulum will be the only one within the county.
The purpose of the new planetarium will be to provide students and the community a center to explore and learn about scientific information. Mary McChesney is very optimistic that the new planetarium will put in place exhilarating possibilities for everyone. This retired instructor still has so much adoration for Orange Coast College.
The generous donation made by this instructor was in remembrance of a former professor that passed away. Over the years Mary McChesney has been a supporter and contributor for Orange Coast College scholarships. She has also been a very active contributor for Orange Coast College Foundation. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspx and https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity
The new planetarium will have 129 seats. A portion of the planetarium will have a hallway for National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. The newly built planetarium will also be a resource for students with the grade level of Kindergarten through 12th. It will be a center of resource for residents within the community.
Currently, Orange Coast College has been given $2.6 million in just donations to continue with the rebuild. The newly built planetarium is scheduled to open in the year 2018 during the fall semester.
Orange Coast College is located in Costa Mesa, California. This college was established in the year 1947. The President of this college is Dr. Dennis Harkins. Orange Coast College offers an associate degree in science and art, credentials of achievement, and division courses transferable to institutions and colleges. Orange Coast College enrolls around 24,000 undergraduate scholars. Orange Coast College has clubs, competitive teams, and Associated Student Body.
In conclusion, Orange Coast College offers many possibilities to students and the community.