Groundbreaking held at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School for new planetarium – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Workers in Hialeah are ready to renovate a planetarium for future stargazers.

Miami-Dade Schools held a groundbreaking for the new and improved Ken Mattingly Planetarium at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High, Tuesday.

It’s named after astronaut Ken Mattingly who grew up in Hialeah.

The planetarium renovation includes a new metal sphere dome, state-of-the-art digital projection and sound systems, as well as seating for 52 and a gallery.

It will be used by space and technology research magnet students enrolled in a newly created program that begins in the fall of 2025.

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