MacMillan Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

Grand Opening July 13-15, 2018!


Housed within a concrete cylinder at the heart of the Bell Museum’s new facility on the University of Minnesota’s
St. Paul campus sits the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. The theater will offer state-of-the-art
projection capabilities that go beyond astronomy. Future content will include presentation of scientific
research across disciplines, such as a look deep inside the human brain, Outdoor terrace for observation
events and private rentals.

The theater includes state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment designed by Sciss, a leading international
planetarium developer and includes 4 Bag End IPD12E-I subwoofers.

This is not the first planetarium where Bag End Bass has been employed. In fact the Hayden Planetarium
in New York, one of the first Bag End planetarium installations was also an early project of Sciss.

Digital planetariums are also no longer limited to astronomy and space science. The Bell Museum intends to
pair its cutting edge technology with the latest data from University of Minnesota researchers to produce data
visualizations that span the arts and sciences—taking audiences from the far reaches of the universe to deep
inside the human brain. The space will also be available for private rentals and events starting in summer
2018, including weddings under the stars.

Sciss confirms that the Bell’s technology places it among the top national planetarium presenters.

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