Since its opening in 1968, the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium has been greater Rochester's dependable source of clear, accurate information about astronomical events, space missions, and breaking news of the universe.
Public presentations include star shows, giant-screen films, and laser light shows. Inspiring, grade-appropriate, standards-connected programs are available for school visits.
Awe-inspiring star shows feature the mighty Zeiss Star Projector along with the advanced technology of a new Watchout wide-screen video system.
Giant-screen films projected on the 4-story Planetarium dome take you on journeys of exploration all over the world.
Saturday Night Laser shows set classic rock music to choreographed beams of dazzling laser light, crisscrossing the Planetarium's indoor sky.
The Planetarium's 12.5-inch diameter reflecting telescope is available for free public viewing on Saturday evenings (weather permitting).
The Challenger Learning Center, a service of Monroe #1 BOCES, offers high-tech, hands-on space mission simulations to school groups and the public.
Click on the "Show Schedule" link on the left for information on current shows.
Click on the links below for more information about the star projector or the fascinating bronze and metal sculpture at the Planetarium's East Avenue entrance:
The Star Projector (a.k.a. "Carl")