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Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium
Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium.JPG
Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Built 1963; 58 years ago (1963)
Architect Raymond M. Hellmann
NRHP reference No. 94001148
Added to NRHP September 22, 1994

The Fleischmann Atmospherium Planetarium was built in 1963 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It was the first planetarium in the United States to feature a 360-degree projector capable of providing horizon-to-horizon images and through time-lapse photography showing an entire day's weather in a few minutes.

Currently it offers public star shows.

The planetarium's uniquely shaped building, a hyperbolic paraboloid, was designed by famed Reno architect Raymond M. Hellmann and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Coordinates: 39°32′46″N 119°49′07″W / 39.546111°N 119.818611°W / 39.546111; -119.818611