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Travel to outer space without ever leaving the ground! That’s how you will feel after you experience the museum’s 65 seat Hoover-Price Planetarium. Over 60 projectors show the aurora, meteor shower, an asteroid, panorama of downtown Canton, clouds, snow, phases of the moon and dozens of constellations.
The Planetarium’s primary projector is a Spitz A3P that shows thousands of stars in the correct color and brightness. This Spitz is unique because the standard 3000 stars shown was increased to 5000 stars through detailed modification.
The operation of the Planetarium is entirely manual. Controlled by 283 switches, 60 different projectors allow the presenter to constantly interact with the audience.
Installation was completed in 1964, the same year the current museum building was finished. Since that time tens of thousands of visitors have viewed our solar system and beyond while in the comfort of the Planetarium.
Presentations are offered weekdays by reservation, and public shows are held every Saturday at 1:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. During the summer months public shows are held at 1:00 PM Monday-Friday. Planetarium shows are included in your admission price. Please note that children must be 5 years of age or older to attend a planetarium show.
Saturdays at 1:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 pm, 1:00 PM on Holidays and weekdays through the Summer.
Considering ‘buying a star’ for a friend or loved one? Why not get the whole Constellation?
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*Admission to the Planetarium is included with admission to the Museum.
*No cameras, cell phones or food permitted in the Planetarium.
*Public presentations are approximately 30- 40 minutes in length.
*School group presentations are 55 minutes long, and incorporate the Ohio State Science Academic Content Standards.