Planetarium is part of the University of Nevada, Reno and Extended
Studies. We offer public star shows and large-format films showing
daily in our dome theater, and public star observing courtesy of the
Astronomical Society of Nevada. Built in 1964 and originally called
the “Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium,” we were the
first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies (of time-lapse
clouds and weather phenomena).
recently undergoing upgrades, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science
Center is now one of the first of a handful of planetariums around
the world to utilize the Spitz SciDome digital projector, a high-resolution,
state-of-the-art immersive visualization tool that produces extraordinarily
bright and colorful 3-D images. The new projector is also adaptable
to a number of disciplines and uses, supporting collaborations among
the planetarium, other University departments and programs, and
The planetarium’s uniquely shaped building, officially termed
a “hyperbolic parabaloid,” was designed by famed Reno
architect Ray Hellman, and is now listed on the National Register
of Historic Buildings.
Visit Fleischmann Planetarium's website here.