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Date: 2018-03-13

Portable Planetarium Brings Outer Space To Newark School’s Gym

NEWARK, NJ — It's called "The Skylab," a 20-foot inflatable dome that serves as a portable planetarium. And thanks to a program offered by the Newark Museum, grade 5-8 students at the KIPP NJ TEAM Academy got a uniquely enriching view of space from the inside of their own school.

Museum staff recently set up the huge dome – which seats about 25 students – in the gymnasium of the KIPP NJ TEAM Academy on Custer Avenue. Students were treated to a program titled "Constellations Tonight," which took them on a tour of the night sky and its constellations.

Read the full piece at the Newark Patch.