Mark Smith Planetarium | Macon, Georgia
Macon GA 31210
The Mark Smith Planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is one of a very limited number of locations in the entire world to feature the industry’s leading planetarium projection technology—the Konica Minolta Super MediaGlobe II—the highest-resolution and brightest, single-projector digital planetarium available today. This leading-edge digital system, the first installation in Georgia and only third in the Americas, incorporates a new standard in projection that is four times higher resolution than that of the best HDTV images. It projects images, photographs, visualizations of space, and more onto the third largest dome in the entire state (the largest in Central Georgia within 100 miles), and creates a virtual reality from any digital computer program on a variety of subjects.
The star projector simulates over 4,000 stars, and the observatory features several telescopes for taking a closer look at celestial objects.