S. Idaho planetarium shoots for the stars

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

TWIN FALLS -- The Faulkner Planetarium at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls is scheduled to close in late September so a new system can be installed that can project images on the entire 50-foot dome.

The Times-News reports that the planetarium is scheduled to reopen Nov. 19 with a Digistar 5 projection system that's replacing a system dating to the planetarium's opening in 1995.

Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says the new system can make audience members feel as if they're flying up to a star or standing on another planet.

The $580,000 cost is coming from the CSI Foundation and the college's plant facility fund.

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