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Common Ground | Portable planetarium idea could inspire local students

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Here’s a creative community project that could have a whole generation of North Central Washington students seeing stars.

Dirk Horton, a 70-year-young math and physics educator, wants to bring the galaxy into the classrooms and other venues by way of a portable planetarium.

Horton, who once was the director of a planetarium, knows firsthand how it can fire the imaginations of students. They are able to see in living color how the heavens change over time, both in slow motion…

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