Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester

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Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Strasenburgh Planetarium is a public planetarium located at 663 East Avenue in the city of Rochester, New York. It is named after its benefactors, Edwin and Clara Strasenburgh. It is a department of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The Planetarium was dedicated on September 14, 1968. The 65-foot-diameter Star Theater originally seated 240 people. The original seats were replaced in 1985; as currently configured, the theater seats 225. The Star Theater houses the first Zeiss Mark VI planetarium projector; it is still in daily operation. The planetarium received world-wide attention by being the first to be computer automated. It was known for both its technical and programming innovations.
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  • Those who may be tired of planetariums that feature only videos projected on their dome will find Strasenburgh to be a "real" planetarium. While various "shows" are offered, one is still able to...  more »
  • The planetarium has great shows and has been greatly improved since the last time I was there several years ago. It is something people of all ages can enjoy, and I recommend it highly. There are...  more »
  • I enjoyed the night sky tonight show. The presenter was wonderful! It was nice to learn.
  • Very educational, interesting. My kids loved it! We all learned a lot.

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