Paulucci Space Theatre preparing to reopen |

Paulucci Space Theatre preparing to reopen

Updated: June 10, 2021 06:12 PM
Created: June 08, 2021 08:26 AM

An exciting way to learn more about the planets is now open again in Hibbing. The Paulucci Space Theatre underwent a major upgrade during the pandemic. "I'm just really happy we were able to bring the space theatre back to life," Kevin Milani told us. He's the astronomy and chemistry instructor at Hibbing Community College.

During the 15 month closure, Milani worked hard fundraising nearly $100,000.  He used it to replace the antiquated film and slide projectors with a digital 4K dome projector.

Tuesday was the day to demonstrate to the donors. And he can't wait to welcome the rest of the public back with some free shows to kick off their reopening. "We'll be showing the curent night sky, and some all sky movies, that people will really enjoy," He said.

Those shows are Thursday, June 24th, through Sunday, June 27th. Daily shows at 1pm and 3pm.

The 1pm include a current sky program and the full-dome film Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope. The 3pm includes a current sky program and the full-dome film The Sun: Our Living Star.

Milani said he's working on a new Facebook page for the planetarium as well.

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