HAPO Community Theater
As CBC was breaking ground on this state of the art planetarium, HAPO came in and made a large contribution to help further STEM education in this region. The planetarium opened to the public in December of 2012 to further share the wonder
of science, technology and the universe with our community. In the first six years of operation, the planetarium hosted more than 120,000 visitors, over 40% of which were a mix of elementary and high school students. The planetarium uses the Spitz
SciDome XD projection system and a hemispherical projection surface with nanoseam construction that displays life-like, extra-high-definition images.
A typical hour-long show consists of a live presentation and a full-dome movie. Presentation
topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what is visible in the current night sky and astronomy in the news.
Learn more about the planetarium