Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium set to reopen after renovation project

The facelift allowed the museum to renovate and install a new state-of-the-art systems projector. The new projector can generate 300,000 stars on the museum's 37-foot

The planetarium will reopen on Friday.

The planetarium will reopen on Friday.

CENTERPORT - The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium is set to reopen after undergoing a multimillion-dollar facelift.

The facelift allowed the museum to renovate and install a new state-of-the-art systems projector. The new projector can generate 300,000 stars on the museum's 37-foot dome.

The new unit replaced an older projector, which was installed back in the 1970s.

The renovation was paid for by a $3 million grant from Suffolk County.

The planetarium will reopen on Friday.

For extended footage from the Planetarium, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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