Fleischmann Planetarium is part of the University of Nevada, Reno and Extended Studies. We offer public star shows and large-format films showing daily in our dome theater, and public star observing courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. Built in 1964 and originally called the “Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium,” we were the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies (of time-lapse clouds and weather phenomena).

After recently undergoing upgrades, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is now one of the first of a handful of planetariums around the world to utilize the Spitz SciDome digital projector, a high-resolution, state-of-the-art immersive visualization tool that produces extraordinarily bright and colorful 3-D images. The new projector is also adaptable to a number of disciplines and uses, supporting collaborations among the planetarium, other University departments and programs, and community organizations.

The planetarium’s uniquely shaped building, officially termed a “hyperbolic parabaloid,” was designed by famed Reno architect Ray Hellman, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

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The 60 seat Star Thearet at Fleischmann Planetarium features the latest in digital planetarium technology and a 70mm large format film projector. The Star Theater was the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies on its 30 foot diameter dome.

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The Hall of the Solar System museum contains changing hands-on interactive displays, as well a permanent exhibits, including large scale, rotating Earth and moon globes, a black hole demonstrator, dozens of meteorites and more.

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