Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Saving Schreder Planetarium

Photo by Joe McGarity

The Shasta County Board of Education met on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Shasta County Office of Education building on Magnolia Street in Redding. Although it was not on the meeting agenda, several citizens attended the meeting to express their desire to see Schreder Planetarium remain open after a Facebook page titled Save Redding's Planetarium indicated thousands of people were potentially “interested” in attending the school board meeting.  Although only about a half a dozen spoke at the meeting, all expressed the opinion that a way should be found to prevent the facility from closing. The Fantom Penguin had the opportunity to speak to Nathan Fairchild, Manager of Schreder Planetarium.