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Ed Yeates reporting Those who helped make the $19-million dream come true are here tonight to celebrate in pearls and black ties.
While many exhibits won't be up until after the public grand opening next week, there's still a lot to see. The building has over 50,000 square feet, plenty of space not only for some of the originals from the old planetarium, but a whole bunch of new ones.
Once finished, parents and children will be able to walk here on a simulation of the surface of Mars. Or across the trail on the surface of the Moon.
Seth Jarvis / Director, Clark Planetarium: "THIS IS NOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT PLANETARIUMS. THEY'RE NOW ONLY A HANDFUL OF FACILITIES THAT HAVE THIS COMBINATION OF EXHIBIT SPACE - STAR THEATER PROJECTION - AND IMAX PROJECTION."
The star chamber is finished and ready to go. With a newly designed projection system by Utah's own Evans-Sutherland, that is a first for the country, you won't believe it until you see it on the dome.
Stars, planets, inside and outside the body, science real, science fiction - wherever the imagination goes, it will happen here larger than life.
A few steps away, down the hall, Utah's first genuine IMAX theater. The screen will blow you away with 3-D and incredible sound.
Space Station, which is the first space film shot on IMAX 3-D cameras by shuttle astronauts, will pull audiences from their seats into space like never before.
JARVIS: "FOR US TO PARTICIPATE IN OFFERING THIS TO SALT LAKE COUNTY, HOLY MACKERAL! THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE."