The most important planetarium within the West is coming to New Jersey

The largest planetarium in the West is coming to New Jersey

If you wish to see one of many largest, boldest recreations of the night time sky, you may solely should ebook a visit to New Jersey within the close to future. Jersey Metropolis’s Liberty Science Middle says it is constructing the most important planetarium within the Western hemisphere, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, because of a $5 million donation from its namesake. The transfer will improve the Middle’s large IMAX dome theater (88 ft throughout) in order that it could double as a planetarium, including digital projection within the course of. If all goes in accordance with plan, it ought to be prepared someday in December 2017.

This would possibly not be the most important planetarium on the earth. That honor goes to the Nagoya Metropolis Science Museum’s dome, whose 114-foot inner diameter makes the Liberty Science Middle appear modest. Nonetheless, we’re not about to knock this newest effort. It’s going to simply eclipse the close by Hayden Planetarium in New York Metropolis (36 ft throughout), and it will do wonders if it helps convey the wonders of area.