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UofL planetarium set to reopen June 29

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville is reopening after a monthlong closure to upgrade its projection system.

Two afternoon shows will be offered at the June 29 reopening. One is called "Perfect Little Planet," which is targeted to children 8 and younger. The other show, "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity," is targeted to all ages.

The upgraded projection system means audiences will get a 360-degree visual experience when watching shows under the planetarium's 55-foot dome. The previous projection system used only part of the dome for some shows.

Gheens Science Hall and Planetarium Director Thomas Tretter says the $215,000 upgrade has been on a university "wish list" for years.

Now that it's installed, he says officials can purchase newer, digitally produced shows.

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