This post is written in partnership with the Liberty Science Center. All opinions are mine alone.
My family loves visiting the Liberty Science Center located in Jersey City, New Jersey. We were thrilled when recently invited to experience the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium which was recently opened. The planetarium is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the entire Western Hemisphere!
Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium
The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium is named after Jennifer Chalsty, a New Jersey philanthropist and Liberty Science Center Board Member whose donation helped create the planetarium. The planetarium’s domed screened is formed by has 588 perforated aluminum panels that are seamlessly joined together over a surface area of 12,345 square feet. The dome has a diameter of about 89 feet and the screen is 60 feet from the bottom of the theater to the top of the dome. If you were to make a straight line from one end of the dome to the other, it would be 1.5 times the length of a bowling alley lane!
The 10-projector system features an 8K resolution of 88 million pixels and the lighting system can produce over 281 trillion individual colors! The sophisticated software allows for downloads of the latest animations and images from NASA to keep up with breaking science news.
This was E and Aric’s first time visiting a planetarium so I was interested in seeing how Aric (age 3) and E (age 6) would react!
I wasn’t sure how age appropriate the planetarium would be for Aric but, he loved it! Both E and Aric were totally blown away by the imagery while E was absorbing what she was learning about the planets and space. The show and presenter had our whole family fully engaged.
I can honestly say that our visit to the planetarium was pretty incredible! I can’t wait to visit again and experience some of the other shows. To learn more about pricing, showtimes, and more, visit LSC.org!
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