With minimal updates since it’s 1930 construction, the Sky Theater at the Adler Planetarium was in dire need of renovation when the museum hired Wight & Company. The one-and-a-half-year long project, completed in 2011, involved removing the historic Zeiss Mark VI “Starball” projection system from 1970; reconfiguring the dome’s shape; and installing a new raised floor with integral LED lighting and a state-of-the-art, seamless, hyper-curved screen. Visitors are now fully immersed within a hemispherical screen and enveloped by spectacular images that exceed 8,000 by 8,000 pixels—eight times greater than those in a digital movie theater. A sound system with 16 individually controlled channels creates better sound quality than even the most extravagant rock concert. The theater also has the ability to use real-time data to show the exact locations of stars and galaxies at any given moment in time.