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   Throughout 2008, Rick Newman/ was busy redesigning the Planetarium at the South Florida Science Museum. 

   Over the course of several months, the Planetarium was transformed from an outdated star projection system with static slides shown on the dome, into a state-of-the-art "Full Dome" theater complete with a high powered surround sound system, digital LED lighting, and a new multi-color laser system for out-of-this-world Laserium shows.

   Because of these upgrades, the Marvin Dekelboum Planetarium at the South Florida Science Museum now offers 360-degree, full dome shows making it one of the most technologically-advanced planetariums in the country. Using a "Full Dome" projection system, real-time video images are projected on all surfaces of the dome. It's almost like an IMAX on steroids. 

   Visitors to the upgraded Planetarium will also notice new digital signage, a flat-screen video monitor with stunning images of space and previews of planetarium shows. Once inside, the entire planetarium was upgraded for the first time in decades. Some of the improvements include all digital control equipment, renovated dome, upgraded projection systems, Blu-ray high definition video and much more.

   “ We invite guests to take a virtual space walk or explore the realms of the sea in our newly upgraded planetarium,” said Mary Sellers, CEO of the South Florida Science Museum. “We have transformed this favorite Museum venue to bring visitors the newest, most up–to-date technology for a truly out of this world experience.”

   In addition to the Planetarium upgrades, Rick Newman also redesigned what was known as the "Motorola Theater". The new "Elsie Dekelboum Motorola Theater" now has a high definition video projection system, a new electrically operated wide screen, and a 5.1 surround sound system. Newly installed computer interfaces now allow wide-screen digital presentations and can also accommodate meetings, movies, educational classes, etc.  

   All of the design work was donated by Rick Newman / as he has over 30 years experience designing and installing theatrical systems nationwide.

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   Below are a few of the new Full Dome shows being held at the museum 

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