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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby mattaudio » August 1st, 2017, 8:19 am

Earth is flat tho. Moon is 300 miles away. Planets are "wandering stars" suspended in the firmament.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby VacantLuxuries » August 1st, 2017, 8:26 am

That rendering of the exhibit with all the ghosts walking around looks too spooky for me

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby MNdible » August 1st, 2017, 8:57 am

Looks like it will be a beautiful facility. It's a bummer that this ended up in a cornfield in St. Paul. Would have been a great addition to downtown Minneapolis (or even to the main campus, where it could have been LRT adjacent).

It's pretty hard to see any out of town visitors stumbling upon it in this location.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby Tiller » August 1st, 2017, 9:28 am

If the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it already.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby Navin » August 2nd, 2017, 10:07 am

Loads of details about the 120-seat Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium...

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events ... ell-museum

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2017, 10:15 am

120 seats seems awfully small for the Pink Floyd Laser Light Show.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby Navin » August 2nd, 2017, 12:39 pm

MNdible wrote:
August 2nd, 2017, 10:15 am
120 seats seems awfully small for the Pink Floyd Laser Light Show.
:roll:

But since you mention it, the new planetarium will offer state-of-the-art projection capabilities that go beyond astronomy. Future content will include presentations of scientific research across disciplines, such as a look deep inside the human brain. Not your granddad's planetarium.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2017, 12:58 pm

Although I was mostly joking, there's no need to roll your eyes.

Hosting music themed shows is something that just about every prominent planetarium in the world does -- it's a good source of extra income for times when the space would otherwise be sitting empty.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby TroyGBiv » August 13th, 2017, 1:26 am

Some of us remember Laser Floyd...

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby at40man » August 18th, 2017, 5:34 pm

MNdible wrote:
August 1st, 2017, 8:57 am
Looks like it will be a beautiful facility. It's a bummer that this ended up in a cornfield in St. Paul. Would have been a great addition to downtown Minneapolis (or even to the main campus, where it could have been LRT adjacent).

It's pretty hard to see any out of town visitors stumbling upon it in this location.
Not everyone thinks DT Mpls is the cat's meow. Some of us prefer the friendlier scale and more historic nature DT St. Paul, thankyouverymuch. :)

Even if it's not in DT St. Paul, I do tend to frequent anything in St. Paul far more often than in thr 612. And even the NY Times recently suggested that there is more to love in St. Paul. Just sayin. 8-)

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/trav ... ravel.html

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Speaking of NY, I recently visited the Smithsonian. I wonder how well this will stack up.

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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby seanrichardryan » August 18th, 2017, 5:49 pm

Bell on wheels: How Minnesota's only natural history museum got from Minneapolis to St. Paul

https://www.minnpost.com/education/2017 ... is-st-paul
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Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Postby seanrichardryan » January 3rd, 2018, 9:13 pm

Toured the new bell today. Will post photos in a bit.
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