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Planetarium theaters are vital to science education. I grew up in the Chicago area and took plenty of field trips to the Museum Campus downtown, including to the Adler Planetarium, where I had a chance to see the stars that city light pollution obscures. If not for the planetarium, I wonder whether I would have minored in astronomy in college.
I live in New York now, and when the Hayden Planetarium here got a new theater, I bought a membership to the museum and have purchased many-a-ticket to the shows and lectures that use the projector. If $3 million is the cost of a projector as good as the one at Hayden, then I would guess it pays for itself in memberships, ticket sales, and, most importantly, the research of future scientists.