February 28, 2013

Posted By: Shaunescy

After more than six months and over $1 million raised during the Building Bigger Skies fundraising effort, the new Taylor Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies is ready for its debut to the community, Saturday, March 2, 2013.

There is also a MEMBERS ONLY - TAYLOR PLANETARIUM PREVIEW - on Friday, March 1st.

*Anyone attending a show on Friday, March 1st must present their valid MOR Membership Card for entry into the planetarium.

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is bringing one of the most powerful, state-of-the-art projection systems to the new Taylor Planetarium. Called Digistar 5, the technology rivals that of some of the most renowned planetariums in New York or Chicago. Schoolchildren, young people and adults can now experience the solar system and beyond in a way they have never been able to before.

MOR has remodeled the Taylor Planetarium with new seating and an upgraded interior, while the technology behind the shows will provide lights, sounds and visual motion to embrace visitors on their journey through the galaxy.

Taylor Planetarium's premier show, Experience the Aurora, showcases the capabilities of the Digistar 5 projection system, capturing the beauty of the Northern Lights as they fill the night sky. Seven months of winter sky watching, hundreds of thousands of photographs taken over hundreds of hours have been condensed into the world's first full-dome, three-hundred-sixty degree, high-resolution movie of the dazzling light displays of the Aurora Borealis.

For more information about the new Taylor Planetarium and show schedules,

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