fter many years of planning and nearly a year of work, the new Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium has reopened! Our new Planetarium and digital theater – an $800,000 upgrade – offer more capabilities than ever before. Stay tuned for new programs and creative uses of our new, state-of-the-art facility.
The universe is just one of the many things we can present in our new theater. Now, almost anything that can be imagined in the cosmos can be presented in new and exciting ways. Our dome is perfect for our Introduction to Astronomy and General Astronomy classes here at CCM, but also perfect for presentations in Meteorology, History, Archeology, Communications and Literature. Local grade school students, who make up the majority of our visitors every year, will benefit from our ability to augment their educations in science and space science.
Our new planetarium seats 91 people, and besides the new interior with new seating, there’s a new sound system, lighting and an exciting gallery of space images in the newly renovated lobby and entrance area.