Science: Indoor Heaven

There are some sights in the world so beautiful that, on observers not incurably hardboiled, they have a physical effect like a cool plunge on a hot day. Most people are so affected by their first sight of the glow and glitter of myriads of artificial stars projected on the invisible vault of a darkened planetarium. Thus when a planetarium is opened in a U. S. city, wise news editors keep their elderly pooh-poohers in the shop and send their most impressionable young lyricists to cover the story. Thus, too, the four U. S....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!