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Austin Planetarium

Never heard of the Austin Planetarium? That's probably because it doesn't exist – yet. Believe it or not, Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without a planetarium. Hopefully, things are about to change – and they will, if the Friends of the Austin Planetarium have anything to say about it. The nonprofit, started by a group of stargazers, incorporated in 2003 to bring a world-class planetarium to Austin. Since then, it's been spreading the word and raising funds. Stargazers rejoice! If all goes well, the group will soon ink a contract for a 9-acre tract of land near the intersection of Highway 290 and SH 130, with plans to open the planetarium as soon as 2010.

Austin Planetarium
1001 Capital of TX Hwy. S., Bldg. L #200, 512/961-5333
www.austinplanetarium.org

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