The planetarium is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector and a variety of special-effects projectors to guide the audience through the wonders of the universe.
The 70-foot diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment. Mark Smith Planetarium has a 40-foot-diameter dome, 118 comfortable tilted seats, surround-sound stereo, and an electronically-automated image projection system. Planetarium & Observatory - The star theater seats 46 and a Spitz 512 planetarium projector which can display 1000 northern and southern sky stars on a thirty-foot diameter dome.
Take a fascinating journey into our universe and explore the stars, planets, constellations and other galaxies in our night sky.
Georgia's wonderful planetariums and observatories have shows and educational programs for the public and schools.
Most of the programs are fully computer controlled. Tellus Planetarium & Observatory - Take a seat, lean back and prepare for an incredible ride in the Tellus planetarium.
We welcome you to schedule a group of 20 or more people by calling. The digital projector will take you through our solar system to the edge of the galaxy and beyond. The 24-inch telescope at the University of Georgia will be open for public viewing once a month.With high-speed, computer-calculated positioning, a simple click of a mouse sets the sky for any time in the past, present or future.The seating capacity is 109 people under a 40-foot-diameter dome.CCSS has 4 major components and fun educational events. Emory University Planetarium and Observatory - When the house lights go down, it’s a place to sit back in comfortable chairs, relax, gaze up and imagine that the 35-foot domed ceiling above really is filled with countless stars as it appears to be.In fact, each one is being projected by a relatively small but hard-working piece of equipment. We offer a variety of fun and exciting educational shows for all ages for school groups, clubs, and the public at no charge during the school year.For larger groups requesting a private tour, please call. Fernbank's 36-inch reflecting telescope is fitted with a full array of electronic enhancements.