A brand-new Spitz SciDome projector mounted on the wall will project sharper video shows of planets presented by astronomy teacher Bruce Zeller. The projector replaced a 2005 model. Also, the circular space holds more viewers with 85 seats replacing the 63 that had previously been there. Better still, the new seats recline for more comfortable viewing.
Even with the new features, the planetarium retains its original "star ball" - the opto-mechanical projector in the center of the domed space. Nicknamed "Irving," the projector has risen from the floor on command since the star-viewing room opened in 1970. Zeller will use it to display the sky.
The show is open to the public free of charge. The planetarium may be accessed from the high school's entrance near Flandreau and Argyle avenues. For any questions about the show, email Zeller at email@example.com.