Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College

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20- to 60-minute shows projected on 34 ft. sky dome take viewers through current night sky to ends of known universe

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Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the 360 shows. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Despite its name, a planetarium also lets you learn more about stars, comets, and the fishing wire that suspends them all. Peer into the diorama of the cosmos with this Groupon.

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Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium's astronomers unfurl stellar maps and fascinating science films across a panoramic 34-foot viewing dome. Inside a 60-seat building, audiences gaze at the sky's celestial bodies as two planetarium projectors transpose images onto an expansive ceiling. A stirring score and sound effects further immerse viewers in the educational, absorbing spectacle above them, and with 19.5 million tiny perforations across the dome's surface, each sound and note flows undiluted into the audience's auditory systems as clearly as a bell that has taken years of elocution lessons.

To keep images crisp and realistic, the planetarium employs two very different projectors—a computer-controlled Goto Chronos and a Spitz SciDome digital projector. The Goto employs dozens of meticulously configured lenses to display crisp visuals of stars and planets as they have appeared over the last 10,000 years. The Spitz SciDome converts the planetarium's expansive ceiling into a giant computer screen, turning video and animations into breathtaking clips that dance on the ceiling like Fred Astaire's poltergeist.

Customer Reviews

Very entertaining and informative, will definitely go back!
Adrienne L. · October 14, 2012
Very interesting program. Instructor had lots of knowledge and made the program enjoyable
Peggy E. · October 8, 2012
Thank you so much for the stellar narration of Autumn Nights. It was a great first visit of the Santa Fe planetarium for both myself and my fiancée and a great experience for my fiancee's first planetarium visit period.
Bradley L. · October 7, 2012
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