Strasenburgh Planetarium Celebrating 50 Years
In the opening weeks, Outer Space to Inner Space will run on a schedule of frequent performances, to make it easier for visitors to attend at their preferred time, and to reduce waiting time between performances. After the opening weeks, in late winter and spring, the Planetarium’s menu of shows will expand with updated Saturday Night Laser Shows and specially scheduled performances for K-12 school field trip groups. Plans for the remainder of 2019 include monthly Stars with Carl shows featuring the Zeiss star projector as the main attraction; monthly Dome Lab sessions, in which university students and other local content creators will have the opportunity to try their fulldome photography and 3-D modeling projects; and sensory-friendly performances for families who prefer to enjoy the Planetarium as a lights-up, music-down, doors-open environment.
The 50-year-old Zeiss star projector, fondly known as “Carl,” is still in the Star Theater and will be included in each performance.