Planetarium & Astronomy Center Groundbreaking
May 23, 2023

On the morning of May 23rd, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center officially broke ground on the Phase II Planetarium & Astronomy Center, joined by Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons and Senator Dick Blumenthal. Afterward, CEO Melissa H. Mulrooney and Michael Fedele, Co-Chair of The Campaign for Future Generations, shared the details of our long-range vision.

The 11,000-square-foot facility will reinvigorate a core pillar of the SM&NC’s Mission and bring our organization’s Planetarium and Observatory programs under the same roof for the first time in our 87-year history. Astronomy programming has long been a Mission signature ever since our first astronomy classes were held in 1941. They continue to this day, and will abound in the years to come.