The Planetarium was built in 1968 and opened in 1969. It is situated across from Jackson Hospital in beautiful Oak Park. The Planetarium has recently undergone its first major renovation which included adding twenty-two projectors, including video projection, a new sound system, and the introduction of Laser Light Shows.
The W.A. Gayle Planetarium features over 200 theater style seats and is one of the largest Planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. During the past five years, close to 100,000 K-12 students have attended a variety of daily educational shows offered at the Planetarium. See displays from NASA, and visit the Planetarium Gift Shop. It's...Out of this World!