| The Sky Theater is approximately 50
feet in diameter, surrounded by a hemispherical projection dome also
50 feet in diameter. The dome is made of white-painted, perforated
aluminum and serves as the projection screen for the Digistar
II star projector and various other slide and video projectors
located throughout the theater.
| The Sky Theater was known as the Planetarium
Chamber when the planetarium first opened. It originally housed the
Spitz ISTP projector. Renovations
in 1994 brought in the Digistar
star projector along with added slide and video projectors to the
| One hundred and fifty upholstered,
theater-type seats are arranged on the carpeted floor of the theater.
The tilt of the seats varies from row to row, permitting the entire
audience to view the same portion of the projection dome.
|| The Control Console, located
in the rear of the theater, is the control point for the images and
sounds presented during the shows. Ringing the theater is a projection
area which allows for the placement of the various video and slide
projectors and numerous other instruments used during the presentations.