Orange Coast College Receives a One Million-Dollar Donation

Orange Coast College received one million dollars from a former professor for its planetarium construction. The gift is from retired professor Marcy McChesney and will go toward the purchase of a Foucault pendulum. The pendulum will be the largest of its kind in Southern California. The device demonstrates how the earth rotates.

Professor McChesney still loves her college and thinks it has an exciting future. McChesney also noted the donation was also made in honor of her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who passed away in January. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

McChesney was an English teacher at the college for 33 years before retiring. She was an ongoing contributor to the Orange Coast College Foundation and various scholarships her entire tenure at the college.

The new planetarium will seat 129 people, and replaces the old one which could only seat 35 visitors. There will also be an exhibit hall that features a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Sphere.

The sphere is a display globe. The new planetarium will benefit the community as well. Of course, grade school children will enjoy treks to the planetarium with their school.

Orange Coast College, located in Costa Mesa, is just several minutes away from several of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches. The school offers more than 135 career and academic programs.

A large number of students that attend the college go on to attend California universities and other colleges around the country. OCC is one of the largest two-year colleges in the nation. It also offers one of the nation’s finest, public, nautical programs.

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