Centennial of the Planetarium

10/21/2023 at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event Description

Join us in the Lohman Planetarium to celebrate the anniversary of the first ever planetarium. Unveiled to the public exactly 100 years ago in 1923 in Jena, Germany, the world’s first star projector brought the sky down to Earth. Our festivities will include a live stream from Germany and planetariums around the world, as well as a guided tour of the Minolta Optomechanical MS-10 analog star projector from the previous MOAS planetarium by Curator of Science Seth Mayo. Please check back for times and details as we get closer to the event.

Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Program Schedule:

11:00am: Teaser “Planetarium Centennial," welcoming remarks by event partners and hosts, speech by Tim Florian Horn, President of the Berlin Planetarium Foundation (Live Stream - Drop in at your leisure)

12:00pm: Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

1:00pm: Keynote speech, presentation of "Centennial Projects": books, stamps, posters, historical archive (Live Stream- Drop in at your leisure) 

2:00pm: Live "The Sky Tonight" Show

3:00pm: Unveiling the Invisible Universe

3:00pm: Tour of the Minolta Optomechanical MS-10 analog star projector by Curator of Science Seth Mayo (in the Planetarium lobby)

Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium at MOAS
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.