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Chesapeake Planetarium
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NameChesapeake Planetarium
AddressCity of Chesapeake Municipal Center
Chesapeake, VA 23328
CategoryScience Museum
DescriptionThe planetarium's sky theater consists of a hemispherical dome ceiling and a Spitz sky planetarium projector. A complex computer controlled projection system displays the night sky in such a way that it accurately reproduces the natural changes that occur in the heavens. The daily and annual motions of the Earth, as well as the latitudinal change of the observer are controlled by the projector, thus allowing the planetarium to act as a time machine capable of taking the viewer to see celestial events of the past or the future. In addition, a number of auxiliary special effects projectors are available to demonstrate such phenomena as auroras, comets, lightning, and the solar system as viewed from space. Special panoramas can also be projected to add additional realism to the programs. The planetarium is also equipped to display full dome movies.
Hours of operation are weekdays and reservations are required by calling (757) 547-0153.
24 hour information by calling (757) 547-STAR (7827)
Phone 1(757) 547-0153
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Last Updated1/6/2022
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