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Downing Planetarium

The Downing Planetarium

The Downing Planetarium has a 74-seat star theater with a 30-foot dome. The planetarium shows are run with a Minolta MS-10 star projector and a full dome hemispherical mirror projection system which covers the entire dome with a movie. 

Public programs will resume on the weekend of September 10-11, 2021.  Face masks must be worn inside the planetarium until further notice.  Reservations are strongly recommended.


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