Marc Horowitz planetarium director and head of the Edward R Murrow High School astronomy program speaks to students about the renovations made to the school39s planetarium Edward R. Murrow High School

Marc Horowitz, planetarium director and head of the Edward R. Murrow High School astronomy program, speaks to students about the renovations made to the school's planetarium.

Renovated high school planetarium gets its star turn

After a three-year hiatus, the upgraded Hubble Planetarium has reopened at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Originally built in 1979, the planetarium was closed three years ago for renovations. The 38-seat astronomy center now has a new computerized LED lighting system, as well as new seating and carpeting.

The school also installed Uniview software, which was developed at the American Museum of Natural History using their Digital Universe data bank, according to school spokeswoman Lisa Willner.

"Using this software, visitors can literally fly off of the Earth and view our Universe from anywhere,” Willner told AS&U.

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