This was written in 2011 at the launch of new renovations done at the Planetarium. It’s useful to have some background about our new theater space!
“Though the Hayden in Boston is now billed as “the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England,” it does not pursue thrills for their own sake, or with some exaggerated notion of what is required to lure media-sodden children into space.
The show, instead, begins with a firm sense of place. And as it surveys the discovery of planets beyond our solar system, the old human-centered cosmos is never completely left behind: it actually motivates and guides the odyssey.”