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Planetarium at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Planetarium at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

A data storm showers down on the audience.

Photo © Smithsonian Institution

One of the highlights of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the Albert Einstein Planetarium. In March 2014, the Einstein Planetarium installed a brand new 8K Full Dome Digital System. 8K refers to the ultra-high image quality, which is 16 times the resolution of HD, providing an exceptional level of detail, clarity, contrast, brightness, and color saturation. The renovated Planetarium also features a new state of the art, immersive digital sound system. 

You may buy Planetarium tickets online, at the box office and by phone at (202) 633-IMAX (4629). Tickets are $9 per adult, $7.50 per child (ages 2-12), $8 for seniors (age 55+) and $6.50 for Smithsonian members. Additional fees are charged to phone and online purchases.

While visiting the National Air and Space Museum, you may also see an IMAX movie. Combination tickets are available at a discount.

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