JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A monetary donation has allowed the Museum of Science & History to purchase a state-of-the-art digital dome projector system as part of a planetarium technology project.
The $465,000 gift, officially announced today and donated by the Bryan Family Trustees of the Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment, also includes renovation plans that would restore the theater's 60-foot dome, and interior upgrades to seating, lighting and sound.
"The lead gift from the Bryan Family Trustees of the Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment is the perfect launch for our capital campaign to renovate the entire Alexander Brest Space Theater," said John Magevney, chair of the MOSH board of trustees.
"Their generosity and leadership sets us on the right course to reach our goal."
The planetarium is a device that generates and projects the visual display in the theater. Once installed, it will be the first of its kind in Florida.
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MOSH is fundraising to raise money toward the remaining project balance.
First Coast News