Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center

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Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium
Nevada Historic Landmark
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Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center is located in Nevada
Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center
Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center is located in the US
Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center
LocationReno, Nevada, U.S.
Built1963; 56 years ago (1963)
ArchitectRaymond M. Hellmann
NRHP reference #94001148

The Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium was built in 1963[1] on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It was the first planetarium in the United States to feature a 360-degree projector capable of providing horizon-to-horizon images and through time-lapse photography showing an entire day's weather in a few minutes.

Currently it offers public star shows.[2]

The planetarium's uniquely shaped building, a hyperbolic paraboloid, was designed by famed Reno architect Raymond M. Hellmann and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places


  1. ^ "Fleischmann Atmospherium --Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno and Virginia City--A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center: About Us". Retrieved September 11, 2012.

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Coordinates: 39°32′46″N 119°49′07″W / 39.546111°N 119.818611°W / 39.546111; -119.818611