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More stars coming to Lexington as grant helps build new planetarium and mobile space lab

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

A new Museums for America grant will soon bring more stars to Lexington.
Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center has been awarded a $55,092 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services toward the purchase of a new mobile digital planetarium and multi-media astronomy and space science programming.
The new mobile planetarium will become part of the LASC’s Wonders on Wheels program that travels to schools and libraries across the state. The new planetarium will be part of the LASC expansion scheduled to break ground in spring of 2014.
The IMLS recently announced nearly $30 million in grants to museums across the United States. The LASC was the only Kentucky organization to receive an IMLS award.
“Planetariums are a major tool in increasing science literacy, and for inspiring and educating people of all ages about our surroundings,” said LASC Executive Director Heather Lyons.

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