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Since our rooftop observatory closed to the public in 1999, this has been the question asked most by our members, visitors and supporters. Some recall childhood visits for astronomy lessons and the excitement of exploring a world beyond. Others catch the familiar yet distant dome out of the corner of their eye from the Kensington Expressway and wonder what is next for this historical icon.
With the generous support of our Board of Managers, community foundations, and philanthropic corporations and individuals, we have raised $6.5 million dollars over the last four years to complete the transformation of seven science studios. Our final phase will be the $1.2 million restoration of our observatory and the completion of our eighth and final science studio on the fourth floor of the museum.