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UOG closes planetarium; facility renovated as lecture hall

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The stars may have gone out for good, but there's plenty in store for the space that once housed the island's only planetarium.

According to University of Guam president Dr. Robert Underwood, renovations will be completed to the space by Spring 2014.

"We don't have a planetarium anymore so we're in the process of building the classrooms. It's out on bid. And we're going to build a much larger facility for a lecture hall. So it will generate more revenue for the university and it will reach a lot more people," he said.

The planetarium closed back in June as part of the university's good to great campaign which focuses on programs that provide service, research, and degree programs.

Unfortunately, the planetarium didn't align with any academic programs at UOG.

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