Strasenburgh Planetarium and its collection

Strasenburgh Planetarium

The Strasenburgh Planetarium is a public planetarium situated at 663 East Avenue in the city of Rochester, New York. Named after its benefactors, Edwin and Clara Strasenburgh, it is a part of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The planetarium is known for its 65-foot-diameter Star Theater that can seat 225 people and houses the first Zeiss Mark VI planetarium projector, which is still in daily operation.

The Star Theater and its Zeiss Mark VI Projector

The Star Theater of the Strasenburgh Planetarium is home to the first Zeiss Mark VI planetarium projector. This projector is still in daily operation, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the universe in a captivating setting.

Computer Automation at the Strasenburgh Planetarium

The Strasenburgh Planetarium gained worldwide attention as it was the first planetarium to be computer automated. This technological advancement has allowed for more precise and immersive presentations, enhancing the overall visitor experience.

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Strasenburgh Planetarium
657 East Avenue
NY 14607 Rochester
New York

Visitor information Strasenburgh Planetarium

Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
Sunday Closed


0 – 2Free
3 – 18$9.00
Active-duty Military and their familiesFree
College Students$9.00
RMSC Members $4.00 discount


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Location & Map

657 East Avenue, Rochester

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