Planetarium



The Next Big Bang! Beginning in 1965, the Mark Smith Planetarium took audiences into the final frontier via the star projector, a unique mechanism that used 20th century technology to display a night sky created by computer-controlled projectors: three video projectors and 30+ slide projectors.

In 2012, journeys through time and space continue at the Museum, which is one of a very limited number of locations in the entire world to feature the industry’s leading planetarium projection technology—the Konica Minolta Super MediaGlobe-II—the highest-resolution and brightest, single-projector digital planetarium available today.

This leading-edge digital system, the first installation in Georgia and only third in the Americas, incorporates a new standard in projection that is four times higher resolution than that of the best HDTV images. It projects images, photographs, visualizations of space, and more onto the third largest dome in the entire state (the largest in Central Georgia within 100 miles), and creates a virtual reality from any digital computer program on a variety of subjects.

Current Shows

Black Holes: The Other
Side of Infinity

Black Holes
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Dynamic
Earth

Dynamic Earth
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This Is
Our Sky!

This Is Our Sky!
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The Mark Smith Planetarium is open at the times listed below and during Sky Over Macon.

Show Schedule

Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am and 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Planetarium shows are included in Museum admission and open to all visitors three yeras old and up. There is no late seating for any show. Additional shows are scheduled on holidays and during the summer.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following
Mark Smith Planetarium Dome Sponsor!

Mark Smith Planetarium Dome Sponsor

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