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Local planetarium makes a Big Bang! with new immersive technology

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH) adds an out-of-this-world upgrade to the Gladwin Planetarium.

The planetarium now features a dual-projection system with 4K resolution, creating an immersive experience for all ages to enjoy.

A sneak peak to one of the projection shows in the Gladwin Planetarium // Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

SBMNH offers daily shows during the summer as well as weekend shows for the rest of the year. During the school year, the planetarium hosts students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

For older students, the planetarium partners with Santa Barbara City College to offer astronomy labs.

The planetarium's technology has evolved over the years starting in 1957. The digital projection system was created in 2005, but has since received major upgrades.

More information on the SBMNH is available on their website.

For those wanting to space out this summer, purchase tickets here. Planetarium shows are included with museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

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