The Fairbanks Museum Planetarium in St. Johnsbury opened 50 years ago, and has been operating ever since with a single-bulb optical projector.
Now the planetarium is getting a significant upgrade, which includes a digital projection system, new lighting and cushioned seating.
VPR’s Neal Charnoff speaks with the director of the planetarium, Mark Breen, about the new improvements.
There will be an opening gala presentation at the Museum Friday at 7 p.m.
Video: The New Fairbanks Digital Planetarium