The Strasenburgh Planetarium is a public planetarium located at 663 East Avenue in the city of Rochester, New York. It is named after its benefactors, Edwin and Clara Strasenburgh. It is a department of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The Planetarium was dedicated on September 14, 1968. The 65-foot-diameter Star Theater originally seated 240 people. The original seats were replaced in 1985; as currently configured, the theater seats 225. The Star Theater houses the first Zeiss Mark VI planetarium projector; it is still in daily operation. The planetarium received world-wide attention by being the first to be computer automated. It was known for both its technical and programming innovations.Put Strasenburgh Planetarium at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rochester trip itinerary tool.
Strasenburgh Planetarium reviews
Those who may be tired of planetariums that feature only videos projected on their dome will find Strasenburgh to be a "real" planetarium. While various "shows" are offered, one is still able to... more »
The planetarium has great shows and has been greatly improved since the last time I was there several years ago. It is something people of all ages can enjoy, and I recommend it highly. There are... more »
I enjoyed the night sky tonight show. The presenter was wonderful! It was nice to learn.
Very educational, interesting. My kids loved it! We all learned a lot.
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