Located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center was originally built in 1964, when it became the first planetarium to project full-dome movies of weather phenomena. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
More recently, the facility has become one of the world's first planetariums to utilize the Spitz SciDome digital projector. This high-resolution, state-of-the-art immersive visualization tool produces extraordinarily colorful and bright three-dimensional images.
Under the auspices of the Astronomical Society of Nevada, the Center offers public star shows daily in its domed 60-seat theater, plus large-format films and public star observing events. The facility also features a gift shop, a classroom for educational programs, and a gallery space for exhibits that complement the films and star shows.
The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located at the University of Nevada, Reno, MS 272, Reno, Nevada 89557. It hosts some 44,000 visitors a year. Admission tickets are typically $6 for adults aged 14~54, free for those under age 13, and $4 for all others. Several free exhibits and interactive displays can be found on the center's main floor.
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