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April 18, 2007

Albany - Work on the new planetarium in Albany is underway. A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for the new 11,000 square foot planetarium.

Hands-on exhibits will take visitors on a journey from prehistoric times to the future. Exhibits include geology, archeology, electricity, light and sound. "We're going to have a new 40 foot diameter dome, twice as big as what we have right now. We'll be able to with the software and technology we have, fly to any point in space and orbit the planets and the stars, just expand our education program and also entertainment for the general public tremendously here," said Tommy Greggors.

The new planetarium will cost $3.8 Million and is paid for with sales tax money. It should be finished in about a year. The current planetarium will be used for other exhibits.

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