Whether human fetal skeletal remains exhibit sexual dimorphism has been the subject of considerable debate. Most attention in this debate has focused on the greater sciatic notch of the ilium, since Adult looking sex Holcomb is a gross morphological characteristic with known sex differences in the adult and is easily seen in fetal skeletal remains. Unfortunately, traditional morphometric analyses of the fetal sciatic notch have led to ambiguous. The purpose of this study is to determine whether differences between the sexes can be discerned when modern morphometric techniques are applied to the fetal sciatic notch. Photographs of the ventral side of fetal ilia of known age and sex from the Trotter Collection of Washington University were digitized, and the trace coordinates used for all subsequent analyses.
If a weekend tour doesn't fit your schedule, consider scheduling a group tour for your group at another time.
For younger children we highly recommend our more age appropriate weekend matinees which we periodically advertise. Due to the length of the weekend planetarium shows, they are recommended for ages 5 and up. If you may need this, please us in advance.
ClearSky Clock. Butler University Campus Map. Patrons can utilize our parking garage for a fee.
Thank you for your understanding in advance. We look forward to your visit in the future. This should result in very little delay in your visit. We accept cash or credit. If needed we can bring out a portable telescope for viewing at ground level.
No food or drinks are allowed in the planetarium. It had its old Spitz AP3 star projector replaced with a fulldome Digitarium Kappa projector that projects more that 4 million pixels onto the dome of the planetarium which gives visitors a fully immersive 3D experience in addition to nicely rendering the night sky.
Please note that there are three separate sets of steps totalling 66 up to the telescope. We will post re-opening dates and times in the coming months as soon as they are available. Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium.
We have limited seating capacity so if the 1st planetarium show fills up we run a 2nd and perhaps 3rd planetarium show that night. Beside the new projector, new comfortable theater seating, a 5.
If you are in the 2nd planetarium show, then we reverse the order of the evening and get you started on telescope viewing immediately. Viewing through the telescope is always free and weather permitting click on ClearSky Clock below for likely weather conditions. If you are in the second or third show, then we reverse the order of the evening and get you started on telescope observations of the cosmos immediately.
Wheelchair accessibility is available in the lobby, planetarium, and restroom only. Weekend Public Tours. No elevator is available to the telescope viewing area. Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium is located on the north end of the Butler University campus and can be reached by heading west on 46th or 49th Street from Meridian Street.