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The Cradle of Aviation Museum Announces the Opening of the new State-of-the-Art JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium

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Garden City, N.Y. – The Cradle of Aviation Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium, a new state-of-the-art digital projection system, an addition to the Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater made possible in partnership with New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue Airways.

This new addition to the Cradle will provide visitors with a fully immersive experience on Long Island’s largest screen, taking you to the limits of the universe and providing you with a unique view of our planet.

“JetBlue is committed to fostering education in the communities we serve through meaningful partnerships with organizations like the Cradle of Aviation Museum, right here in our own backyard,” said Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways. “What better partnership than with fellow aviation enthusiasts! The new planetarium gives visitors a front-row seat to wonders of our universe and we encourage everyone to head out and explore all that the museum has to offer.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome JetBlue aboard as a partner in the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium,” said Linda Armyn, Chair of the Cradle’s Board of Trustees. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us to continue to expand our educational programs here at the museum.”

Later in the year the Cradle will be launching a new component of the Planetarium called Uniview which will provide the museum with the capability to customize programs for different audiences. Univew is an astronomical package that creates real time and recorded programs of the Known Universe. It utilizes databases from NASA, the European Space Agency and a statistical database of more than 2 billion stars developed by the American Museum of Natural History.

The Cradle of Aviation Museum would like to thank JetBlue Airways for their continuing support of the museum’s educational mission and the launch of the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium.

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest collections of air and space craft in the world. It is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd., in the Garden City/Uniondale area. For more information call 516-572-4111.

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