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Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium Upgrades Projection System
By Tourism Industry Partner
Five years ago, the iPhone was just a glint in Steve Jobs' eye. Today most of us can find our way to the "app store" without a hitch. Change is ubiquitous in the world of technology, enriching our lives and challenging us to expand our connection to the world around us. The same is true at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium.
When TASM opened the planetarium in May, 2006, Tulsa became home to one of only three planetariums in the world to have advanced digital technology, bringing full-dome educational experiences to Tulsa for the first time. Since its initial opening, over 150,000 people have experienced one of the many shows offered on a daily basis.
Last fall, the Museum & Planetarium's Board of Directors launched a campaign to replace the planetarium's projection system with state of the art SciDome HD technology. The new system will project over 3 million pixels onto the planetarium’s dome, a 60% increase over the present system. The “Starry Night” software offers the potential to continue the planetarium’s programming impact into the local classroom. The grand re-opening will be Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
For many students, this is their first encounter with the vastness of our universe, the challenges of space travel, and the science of astronomy. As the only public planetarium in the area, the Museum & Planetarium’s facility plays a vital role in discovery-based learning for thousands of students. With this new technology, TASM is making an investment in the technical capabilities of the planetarium and in the future of our community. Mark your calendars for the grand re-opening on June 15 and join us to experience the new SciDome HD shows!
For more information, contact the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium at (918) 834-9900 or visit TulsaAirAndSpaceMuseum.org.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is located at 3624 N. 74th East Ave., across from the Tulsa Zoo/Mohawk Park entrance.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 N. 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74115
Contact: Lesli Lewis, Planetarium Manager
(918) 834.9900 x 401 firstname.lastname@example.org