New Shows at the Planetarium in Macon

You can travel through space and time at the planetarium inside the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon.

At the planetarium inside the Museum of Arts and Sciences, new digital technology lets visitors fly to another world, visit planets, and land on moons.

"Go to other galaxies far far away in space and even zoom out to the far edge of our universe," says Science Curator Jim Greenhouse.

New upgrades inside the planetarium include the dome, projector, and the seats.

"If you think we've replaced one or two things in the planetarium, that's actually not the case. We've replaced absolutely everything in the planetarium. It's a completely new facility except for the outside walls, so it's a totally new experience," says Greenhouse.

Even though Mars is about 50 million miles away, with the click of a mouse or the touch an iPad, you can feel like you're standing on the surface.

There are new shows called "Exploring the Planetarium" that demonstrate the new technology.

"It's going to be an open-ended exchange with the audience and the person running the show," he says.

That's when people will be able to choose their own journey into the universe.

Visit your favorite planet the first Friday of September, October, November. Shows will start at six and will last 30-40 minutes.

Tickets for the shows cost $2 per person plus museum admission. Check out the Museum of Arts and Sciences' website for more details.


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