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December 1, 2006
Albany - - The Thornateeska Heritage Center has new state of the art equipment to teach students about astronomy.
The center's planetarium is now equipped with digital equipment , allowing visitors to watch science presentations with animations on its projection screen.
The center purchased the equipment with SPLOST funds.
Employees say it will help keep younger students more engaged in learning.
"In the age were in now where kids are watching really neat shows on the big screen, we really need to stay up with technology. This is our chance to really stay up with it. Really I think it's the best system that we could've gotten," says Veronica Martinez.
Thornateeska plans to re-build its planetarium next year.
It will include a projection screen twice the size of its current one.