Photo: Steve Thurston
Friday Sept. 28, 8:15p.m.: The issue with the video not playing should be corrected. --Editor.
The school community, parents, politicians and representatives from the Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium filled the seats outside the domed building before noon today to celebrate the reopening of the facility that was almost shuttered about two years ago.
In a program that featured a retired astronaut who knew David Brown and quite a few school system adminstrators, people in the audience were told that this new facility would inspire school children to explore science in new ways. (See the slideshow.)
The planetarium will be used both by the public and by the school system, with the schools holding programming during the days, and the public having access to programming in the evenings and on the weekends.
Virginia Del. Patrick Hope said he was looking forward to seeing the stars inside that are so difficult to see outside in Arlington.
The planetarium is located at 1426 N. Quincy St. adjacent to the school system's main administration building.
See our events calendar for this weekend's activities.