On March 10, 1973, the Space Theater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened to the public, featuring America's first IMAX Theater and the first "tilted dome" planetarium in the world.
On September 4, 2008, the Space Theater "went dark" for an extreme makeover! New seamless dome screen, new sound system, new seats and much more! Renovations are now complete and the theater reopened on December 13, 2008!
The theater renovation is part of a $20 million capital campaign, "Creating Possibilities, Inspiring Tomorrow."
On November 30th the Heikoff Dome Theater was closed for a single day while 4 of the worlds brightest, biggest video projectors were lowered into place.
The following 2 months will be filled with installing and fine tuning the equipment to provide the amazing dome filling immersive visual experience called Fulldome.