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<thumb STEM VT MarcRobinsonEver wanted to know more about the stars and your universe? Here's your chance – Tennessee Tech University's Millard Oakley STEM Center offers free Virtual Theater Experiences on Fridays at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. this semester.


This spring Marc Robinson returns to host the exciting Virtual Theater tours. Start your adventure at 4 p.m. with To the Edge & Back: A Tour of the Universe, followed at 4:30 p.m. by the History of Astronomy Part I: Our Solar System.

"I'm really pleased to introduce the History of Astronomy Part I this semester," said Marc Robinson, TTU graduate student and Virtual Theater technician. "The Virtual Theater offers our visitors unique opportunities to access the universe in a wide-screen, planetarium-like setting."

These interesting and educational 20- and 30-minute tours of space are perfect outings for school groups, families, and individuals interested in knowing more about our existing and changing universe.

For reservations for school or other groups, please contact Christina Hatley at 931-372-6573 or email

For more information about the Oakley STEM Center and its programs visit

The Millard Oakley STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville, Tenn.