@ The George M. Kretschmar Jr. Planetarium
The 20-foot dome planetarium alongside the A KEY Encounter Nature Theater offers a state-of-the-art projection system via the MediaGlobe, one of very few such systems in operation at the moment in this country.

To take a breath-taking peek at our Ultimate Encounter ending...see exactly 1 frame (1/60th of a second) and let your mouse scroll around to see the images all over the dome in that one moment of the final 2 minutes and 50 seconds seen on the dome!

It's just a glimpse... Look here! The link will open in a new window.

The featured film shown in the Planetarium is: "The Ultimate Encounter ".  It's a 20-minute film presenting skyviewing of the past, present and future.

Skyviewing of the Past shows briefly the development of the telescope.

Skyviewing of the Present includes a graphic animation of the Hubble telescope as well as a brief clip (also in animation) of the probe to Mars, along with a short clip of mankind's first steps on the moon.

Skyviewing of the Future uses source information from Scripture that gives a prophetic spiritual climax from a Christian perspective. That last segment lasts just four minutes, and leaves many viewers breathless with exciting animation and visuals.  The Ultimate Encounter presentation includes a brief tribute to Pastor George Kretschmar Junior, deceased son of the producers. 

Another program available for viewing in the Planetarium is called "Dipper Full of Stars", a strictly educational 18-minute film revealing the role of the Big Dipper in U.S. history during the Civil War.

You may download and listen to a series of sermons by George M. Kretschmar, Junior.  The sermons are in two formats:  Mp3 and Windows Media.  You can download a free mp3 player here:  http://www.winamp.com or download the free Windows Media player here:  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia

The Mp3s are larger in file size, but may offer somewhat better sound quality.

To save any file below, just right-click it, and click "Save Target As..." and save it to your hard drive.  Procedure may vary depending upon your browser.

Windows Media Player Format


Mp3 Format

A Key Encounter (A non-profit organization)
Clinton Square Market Mall,  Upper level
291 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: (305) 292-2070

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