The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium will be closed for the remainder of July and the month of August to replace its projectors.

When purchased in the 1990s, the projectors were state-of-the-art, said college spokesman Bruce Smith, but now they’ve grown obsolete.

The planetarium expects to reopen with new projectors in September.

The July 22 and 29 shows of “Apollo 15 + 40 years,” have been canceled, as well as the August showings of “Dawn at Vesta.”

Though tickets are usually purchased at the door, individuals who have purchased tickets for canceled shows will be able to redeem their purchase for a future screening.

The “Apollo” show will run the first two weeks after renovations have finished, and the “Dawn” show will run the following two weeks.

Planetarium shows occur every Friday.

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