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Liverpool World Museum stargazing goes digital

Liverpool planetarium
Image caption The 62-seat venue previously used static images

Liverpool World Museum's planetarium will reopen later this month after a £110,000 redevelopment.

The planetarium, which first opened over 40 years ago, will feature a new digital projection system to create "more immersive shows".

Attracting more than 90,000 visitors each year, the 62-seat venue previously used static images.

The venue, which is the UK's only free planetarium with four shows daily, will reopen on 30 January.

Jennifer Longman, planetarium education manager at World Museum, said: "We are getting brand new digital projectors which will work alongside our existing equipment.

"This will mean more exciting and more immersive shows than ever before.

"We will be able to use 'all dome' technology to create mind-blowing shows and visitors will be able to get up-close to the moon or the volcanoes of Mars from the comfort of their seat."

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