Welcome to the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, the highly popular observatory located on the University of Nevada Reno Campus. Science education and vacation entertainment come together as one at Fleischmann, the spot featuring such highlights as a 1-ton meteorite, interactive science exhibits, and the always-fun Sky Dome large-format moviSkyDome. While here your group can enjoy daily digital planetarium shows, field trip/educational outreach programs covering earth and space science, and visits to the observatory at the Redfield campus.
The Fleischmann Planetarium, once known as the Fleischmann Atmospherium and Planetarium, was the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies, the very first films featuring cloud time lapses and various weather phenomena. Fleischmann is also one of the first to recently upgrade to a Spitz Science Dome 3D projector, giving it a true leg up on its competition and providing its guests with a fully immersive viewing experience.
The unique shape of this center should not be ignored, the ‘hyperbolic paraboloid’ famous in the architecture world, designed by Reno’s very own Ray Hellmann. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places today (first built 1963).
Be sure to plan plenty of time here, allowing you to see all the permanent exhibits (Living in Space, Our Moon, Our Solar System, Our Earth, Deep Space, What's Up), the 10 meter dome, and the onsite Science Store, featuring fun and educational books, toys, and gifts.
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