Official Dedication 

     On September 14, 1994, the Digistar projector at Abrams Planetarium was formally dedicated at a reception held in honor of The Abrams Foundation Board who generously contributed $300,000 toward its purchase during MSU 2000.  Hosted by MSU President M. Peter McPherson, special guests included Barbara Brown, Joe Foster and Thomas Schafer, Board members of the Talbert and Leota Abrams Foundation. 

     Installed in 1993, the new projector is truly a state-of-the-art piece of equipment making use of computers to plot the stars, allowing the audience to view the night sky from practically anywhere in our neighborhood of the galaxy. Dr. Frank Hoppensteadt, Dean of the College of Natural Science presented Barbara Brown, President of the Abrams Foundation Board, with a plaque commemorating the Foundation's support for acquiring the Digistar. 

     It is estimated well over one million people -- from preschoolers to senior citizens -- have glimpsed the universe in our planetarium, since its original dedication in 1964.