The M. D. Anderson Planetarium is located on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus in the J. R. Hyde Science Hall at 299 Maple Street, Jackson, Tennessee (across from the Hamilton Performing Arts Center. The Planetarium was built in 1967 and rededicated in 1973 through a generous grant from the M. D. Anderson Foundation, in honor of Jackson, Tennessee native and philanthropist Monroe Dunaway Anderson. The Planetarium’s 30-foot dome seats 60 and presents regularly scheduled public shows via its Digitarium Alpha 2+ digital projector. As one of the only public planetariums in West Tennessee outside of Memphis, the University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium serves the public as well as community and school groups with a wide range of presentations. Schools or groups interested in scheduling a show should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations are free to groups and individuals, and free parking is conveniently located in the Hyde lot. Regular hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more information, call Holley Wood at 731.425.7368.
With all the power of a major research university behind it, the UofM Lambuth is the most comprehensive and only four-year, public university in Jackson, and serves the West Tennessee area and beyond. The University of Memphis Lambuth has an enrollment of more than 900 students, offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, five master’s degrees, and two doctoral degrees. For more information about the University of Memphis Lambuth, visit memphis/edu/lambuth or call 731.425.1904.