SouthWest Science Center

Inspiring the Students of Today to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow.


About the SW Science Foundation

The SouthWest Science Center will be built on a 22-acre parcel in Apple Valley,UT. It will provide an inspirational and exciting experience in the world of science for all the residents of Southern Utah

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  • Planetarium & Performing Arts Theater

    The theatre will provide educational and entertainment programs for all ages. Many of the programs will be written especially for K-12 students. Some students will become involved in the artistic and musical presentations, and will be given the opportunity to understand and contribute to the technical coordination of live theater with digital laser projection creations on the planetarium dome.

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  • Geology Museum & Teaching Center

    With the donation of a fabulous mineral collection from Hank Isaksen, the museum will show schoolchildren and visitors the enormous variety of geological specimens in the southwestern United States and from around the world.

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  • >Astronomical Observatory Complex

    The observatory will consist of several buildings housing telescopes of various sizes designed for many fields of research. There will also be computer analysis tools.

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  • ScienceQuest Children's Discovery Center

    In early childhood, learning is natural and spontaneous. young children play in a way that is strikingly similar to the way scientists work. Children naturally observe, predict, classify, experiment, and communicate, just as scientists do.

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  • Challenger Center for Space Science

    The weather is always perfect for a launch when students venture beyond their classrooms and enter a Challenger Learning Center. Within minutes, they are transported throughout the Solar System - perhaps to have a rendezvous with a comet or to voyage to the Moon or to Mars

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Board of Trustees

This page is where you will learn about the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees are the group of people who are responsible for this amazing project. To view them please click on the buttom below.

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  • Carl Zeiss

    The first planetarium in the world was permanently installed at the Deutsches Museum in Munich as the Model I in 1925. The ongoing evolution of planetarium technology led to further models from I to IX, and small size models for teaching. But the innovations did not stop there. With the dawn of computers, Carl Zeiss equipped its planetariums with computer guidance systems, developed mid-sized planetariums and fibre optics for the most brilliant artificial night skies. The evolution of ZEISS planetariums, which are installed all over the world, led to the VELVET video projector featuring the highest contrast for perfect fulldome projection.

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  • Evans & Sutherland

    Evans & Sutherland is the world's first computer graphics company and has developed and advanced computer graphics technology for almost four decades. Focusing primarily on digital planetariums and digital cinemas worldwide, E&S is the world's leading provider of complete fulldome digital theater systems and the world's leading producer and distributor of fulldome shows, including giant screen films transfers in 2D and 3D.

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  • Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space

    On July 19, 2013, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will photograph Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun. Cassini has done this twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit, but this time will be different.

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  • Astro Pixels

    This website is filed with some of the best articles on space. It has a great blocg and immage gallery. We would recommend this site to anyone who wishes to learn more about space.

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  • Comet ISON

    Astronomers are excited about a sungrazing comet discovered late in 2012. For a short time, it might become as bright as a full moon. That’ll be around the time of its perihelion – or closest approach to the sun – on November 28, 2013. This comet is called C/2012 S1 (ISON) by astronomers.

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  • School District Supports Center

    The Washington County School District looks forward to the educational programs which will be provided by the South West Science Center.

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  • How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

    Sometimes its the simple things that make us wonder what if. Katrina Schwartz from KQED brings us this great presentation from Adam Savage from Mythbusters about science and how some of histories greatest scientific questions get answered.

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  • Stunning Views of the Earth at Night

    Twinkling city lights, raging wildfires and colorful auroras are lit up in new dazzling nighttime views of the Earth released Wednesday, courtesy of a newly launched NASA-NOAA satellite that's equipped with a sensor to observe the planet at night. Courtesy of The Cosmic Pioneer Youtube page.

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  • Mars Exploration Rovers

    NASA has two Mars Rovers working on Mars taking pictures and taking samples to find out if there was life and water on the moon. The Curiosity is up on Mars and taking some amazing shots of the landscape. You can find out more by clicking the button below.

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  • Science Daily

    This is an online site that deals with everything science. We have found this site to be very informative and educational. Well worth looking into.

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