The Fleischmann Planetarium Exhibit Hall on the main floor contains changing hands-on interactive displays, as well as permanent exhibits including large-scale rotating Earth and moon globes, a black hole demonstrator, dozens of meteorites and more. All exhibits are free and open daily.
Now Featured in the Planetarium Exhibit Hall
• Our Earth — 6-foot Rand McNally Geophysical Relief Globe features Earth as viewed from space
• Our Moon — 6-foot rotating moon as viewed from a location in space
• Sierra Range — Western Wall of the Great Basin viewed from orbit
• International Space Station — Human outpost in space
• Our Solar System — A working model of the planets around our sun called an “orrery” as viewed from the edge of our solar system
• Gravity Well — Black-hole simulator illustrating orbital mechanics
Meteorites — Rocks from Space
• Touch a Fallen Star — A 30-pound meteorite!
• Quinn Canyon Meteorite — Half-ton meteorite found in Nevada in 1908
• Extensive collection of many types of meteorites, including four more found in Nevada!
NASA Featured Projects — Video kiosk with changing 15-30-minute videos of current and upcoming NASA missions and projects.
Now Featured on the Planetarium’s Lower Level
ViewSpace — Also known as the Hubble Gallery, ViewSpace features a regularly updated program presenting current space news and Hubble findings produced and “beamed” from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md.
Art/Space Gallery — Rotating exhibits of astronomy-themed artwork from regional and national artists