Special Event: Music Under the Stars

Our upcoming public night on Saturday, February 1 will feature special performances by Early Music Access Project Artistic Director and baroque violinist David McCormick. From 7-9 pm, McCormick will present short, on-the-hour performances of music likely heard at Monticello, including pieces from Thomas Jefferson’s extensive music library and tunes played by fiddler Eston Hemings, one […]

Special Event with Dark Skies, Bright Kids

We are pleased to announce that our upcoming public night on Thursday, December 19 will feature special programming by science education group Dark Skies, Bright Kids. Operating out of the UVA Astronomy Department, this graduate student-run program seeks to foster the natural curiosity of elementary school children in the surrounding Charlottesville community by helping them […]

First Test

The projectors have arrived! Last week we conducted our first test in preparation for the Rotunda Planetarium’s November 1 launch. Over the course of the summer, we’ll be running more projection tests, prepping exhibition materials, and chronicling our thoughts on the blog—stay tuned as things develop. The projectors will be arrayed around the upper gallery […]