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Planetarium Closed for Renovations
Through at Least Spring 2021
We knew that we would need to replace our digital projectors five years ago. That’s when budget planning started for this major renovation. After a dozen years of daily, all-day use, we are now at the point of replacement or maintenance of our theater’s equipment. What will come will be an amazing, new system designed to fully immerse and engage our visitors about the wonders of the night sky. The digital projectors will be replaced with ones that will provide a greatly enhanced experience. The dome screen above you will be filled with fully saturated colors, a much brighter presence, a much higher resolution image and absolute blacks. Space isn’t gray! Also on the renovation list will be an improvement to our optical ZKP-4 star projector from Carl Zeiss. LED lamps will provide much brighter and more accurate pin-point stars. Other sundry items on our list will be infrastructural needs for the aforementioned work, replacing the seat cushions and covers and replacing some other smaller components. When it is safe for us to open after the renovation, we will do so with an amazing nighttime sky and bright, colorful views of our Cosmos.
Tickets are $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under will be given a free pass with a paying adult.
Park Association members enjoy free passes!
Tickets are available on the day of the program and can only be purchased at the gift shop.
Group rates to regularly scheduled public shows are $4.00 per person. The group must have at least 15 people, including children of all ages, and no other discounts may be used with group rates. Groups must make reservations in advance by calling 423-229-9447. The tickets will be released if not purchased within 30 minutes of show time.