I doubt any store has an appropriate card and verse that conveys the pride the Museum feels about the Planetarium, and besides that, to whom would one send that congratulatory card? Like most Mystic Seaport attractions, there are many hands involved in making the Planetarium the fascinating place it is. Stargazing is just a fraction of what goes on there, but the daily Planetarium show is definitely a great place to start.
The Planetarium made its debut at Mystic Seaport in1960, thanks in no small part to planetarium designer, Armand Spitz, whose A2 projector was especially suited to Mystic Seaport ‘s smaller size requirements. In 2009, that original model was replaced with a magnificent new Spitz A3P projector, which continues to thrill Planetarium visitors with its sharp visuals of the star galaxy.
For 48 of its 50 years of existence, Don Treworgy served as Director of the Museum’s Planetarium, and upon his retirement in June 2009, it was renamed the Don Treworgy Planetarium in his honor. Sadly, Don passed away in September of 2009, but Mystic Seaport is proudly carrying on his legacy. The Planetarium is in good and capable hands.
Cheers, Don. Cheers, R.M. “Max” and company. A toast to another 50 years of wowing visitors and sharing with them that there is more than meets the eye in our galaxy.
Explore all the opportunities the Treworgy Planetarium provides for making your own star connection by logging on to: www.mysticseaport.org/planetarium.
Blog written by Trudi Busey.
(Shown from left to right in the bottom photo): “Max” Maxwell, staff; Bill Michael, volunteer; Lynn Anderson, Don Treworgy’s wife; Don Treworgy, director; Kyra Elliott, former staff; Bill Gaynor, volunteer; and Jake Wise, volunteer. Hidden behind Lynn is Ted Rice, former staff; and Bruce Levine, staff, is seen between Don and Kyra.)