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Discover Life Aboard the Space Station in a New Star Show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium

    ROCHESTER, NY—The International Space Station has more interior space than a six-bedroom house. In a new star show at Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Strasenburgh Planetarium, Aboard the Space Station, audiences take a tour of the International Space Station surrounded by ultra-high-definition video on the Planetarium’s wraparound video system. The star show is now playing through June 24.

    In the show, visitors hear stories by Station Commander Peggy Whitson, the oldest woman to fly in space, while floating through the various “rooms” and hearing about the daily routines of the astronauts.

    In the second half of the show, the Planetarium’s giant star projector rises into action, and an expert presenter conducts a live tour of stars, constellations and planets of the current sky.

    Aboard the Space Station is recommended for older children and adults and lasts about an hour. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, college students with ID, and ages 3–18, and free for RMSC members. The complete Planetarium show schedule and other details are available at

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    Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.