Explore the Fleischmann Planetarium
Immerse yourself in a faraway galaxy. Experience Full-Dome Theater shows and engaging educational exhibits at one of Nevada's historic landmark science centers.
Explore the fleischmann planetarium
Students explore the exhibits and shows at the planetarium
Discover Science Podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon
Recorded at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, this episode covers what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like, as discussed by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt.
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Meet the Planetarium Director
Paul McFarlane is the Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. An educator, Paul taught for more than 25 years in the Washoe County School District.
He has studied astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Physics, doing coursework and research using the MacLean Observatory telescopes at the Redfield Campus. McFarlane also trained at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers with aerospace and NASA experts in astronomy, engineering and planetary science.