Photo Courtesy of the Museum of Science
You can't beat a beautiful summer night when the air is warm and the sky is clear but being in New England
, those nights can be sometimes far and few. If you are looking to enjoy a night out under the stars indoors
, now is your chance.
The Museum of Science has recently renovated the Charles Hayden Planetarium where you can spend a night out under 9,100 stars in the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England.
"If you haven't been to the planetarium before, you will be immersed in the cosmos," says David Rabkin, director of current science and technology for the Museum of Science.
"We use the entire surface of the dome to project the night sky and give a vision of flying through the universe. It will take you to remarkably amazing places while giving you the view of a spectacularly gorgeous night sky. We now have the opportunity to bring people up close to planets with a keen artistic sense...We wanted to create a visual and audio experience for our audience, and I think we have done just that in an amazing way."
The museum's $9 million renovation added full-dome video and audio systems and a Zeiss Starmaster projector (the only one of its kind on the East Coast and one of just two in the country), which can take you forward and back 10,000 years in just seconds. The Sky-Skan Definiti system simulates space travel and also explores global climate changes. If you want to fly to the rings of Saturn, the folks here can easily do that so you can get a closer look.
The Museum of Science
One Science Park
Boston, MA 02114