In October 2007, the Planetarium entered the digital age with the Uniview Digital Projection System. This represented a major upgrade from the old analog equipment and moved the Planetarium into the 21st century with shows that present science and astronomy at their colorful best. Now, audiences can:
- Experience a 3-D trip into deep space
- Go to the edge of the observable Universe
- Study the Universe from a ground-based perspective or from anywhere in space
- Learn about subjects other than astronomy in colorful 3-D animations
Attendance at Planetarium shows has increased dramatically since the new system was installed. School groups and the general public are enthusiastic about the new shows that have included "Origins of Life" and "Black Holes."
We continue to seek donations to offset the cost of purchasing new shows and maintenance upgrades for the new equipment.