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South Florida Museum debuts new Planetarium and shows
South Florida Museum debuts new Planetarium and shows

Bradenton, Florida -- The South Florida Museum is debuting its new planetarium, projection systems and shows this week. The system is among the most advanced Planetarium technologies in the world.

On Tuesday, October 15, it will host two new shows, in addition to many interactive features the system now offers. The new Bishop Planetarium is state-of-the-art in astronomy education, with stunning multimedia capabilities. 

“We waited for the new Digistar system to be released, and I'm happy to say that I'm glad we did,” says Bishop Planetarium Director Jeff Rodgers. “The projection is bright, crisp and beautiful. And the new astronomy software is simply amazing. The stars in the night sky look fantastic, but there's so much more. We have a digital, three-dimensional map of the entire universe. We can lift off from Earth and fly out of our solar system, out of our galaxy, and out to the very edge of the universe. Or we can orbit Earth, using satellite data to observe and understand our planet in a whole new way. It's hard to imagine a more powerful set of tools for exploring our universe and our place in it.”

The Digistar 5 dual Projection System improves your experience of the full-dome show library with projectors that are more than three times as bright and twelve times crispers than previous projectors.

The shows that launch this week are "Passport to the Universe" and "Perfect Little Planet." Here are showtimes:

DAILY PLANETARIUM PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:

Tuesday – Friday (and Mondays from January – April & July)

Noon – Passport to the Universe

1:30 – Perfect Little Planet

3:15 – Passport to the Universe

4:15 – Perfect Little Planet

Saturday

10:30 – Perfect Little Planet

Noon – Passport to the Universe

1:30 – Perfect Little Planet

2:15 – Live Star Talk

3:15 – Passport to the Universe

4:15 – Perfect Little Planet

Sunday

12:30 – Perfect Little Planet

1:30 – Passport to the Universe

2:15 – Live Star Talk

3:15 – Perfect Little Planet

4:15 – Passport to the Universe

 

The Planetarium presentations are included with general admission to the South Florida Museum. To learn more about the Planetarium and the shows, visit SouthFloridaMuseum.org. 

 

 

 

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