Pinpointing the Stars - LASM
Pinpointing the Stars features works from the permanent collection that highlight the planetarium’s history, the timeline of its development, and its focus on the stars. The star plates that are on view were part of the Zeiss Model IV projector that was used in the LASM planetarium between 1964-1985. That projector is on display downstairs in the Solar System Gallery along with the #21 Aquarius Star Plate.
This exhibition reminds viewers that the LASM Irene W. Pennington Planetarium has been for decades a place where visitors can learn about the seasonal night sky and current celestial events, explore our solar system, and travel through the Milky Way and beyond to see the universe as never before, and it will continue to evolve and change with advances in technology and new scientific discoveries. It will highlight the 20-year anniversary of the Planetarium that we will celebrate in 2023, and it will be on display until August of 2024.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum's annual exhibition program, including the presentation of Pinpointing the Stars, is generously sponsored by Entergy.