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Thinktank Planetarium

Thinktank's Planetarium is ... the UK’s most progressive digital planetarium, offering a rich programme of both presenter-led (live) shows and fulldome (360-degree) immersive visuals

Website: http://www.thinktank.ac/planetarium
Location: Birmingham
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2013


Thinktank Planetarium is the UK’s first purpose-built digital planetarium, opened on 17th December 2005. The domed theatre is 10m in diameter with 70 seats, and the primary operating system is Digistar 3. Six 1400x1050 DLP projectors work together to produce a dazzling large hemispherical image 3200x3200 pixels in size.

Filling the dome with 360 degrees of video, digital planetariums are also known as immersive cinemas or ‘fulldome’ theatres.

Such hemispherical venues not only present the stars and planets as you've never seen them before, but they also allow you to travel through the human body, dive under the ocean, shrink to the size of an atom, or completely immerse yourself in music and light.

Immersive cinemas like Thinktank Planetarium are a completely new visual medium, which some believe will become the cinema of the future:

"Some day in the not too distant future you'll be able to go to a movie and the movie will be all around you. The movie will be over your head, it will be 360 degrees around you"

- Steven Spielberg, TIME Magazine, 2006


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Dan posted a blog post

IMERSA 2018 call for Fulldome films and project presentations.

IMERSA Summit 2018 is coming! February 24 - 27Call for fulldome films, submit by November 15th, 2017AndCall for presentations, submit by Dec.1st, 2017Submit here; www.imersa.org/summitWe are pleased to present this call for proposals to show fulldome videos or present at our 2018 Summit. As in past years, organizers are planning a fulldome showcase that will include full-length shows, shorts, and works in progress. The IMERSA Summit is…See More
Nov 10
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Erika Tsuchiya posted a discussion

Shooting fisheye lens, sensors - tips?

I'm trying to find the best set up to shoot 2K/4K fish eye but running into a plethora of information regarding sensor sizes, focal lengths.Specifically, I'm trying to achieve a full spherical fish eye image on a micro 4/3 sensor. How do I know which lenses provide the full spherical image rather than cropped or fisheye distortion that fills the entire frame.Any insight or resources would be greatly appreciated, thank you!See More
Oct 27
Mark C. Petersen posted a blog post

New from Loch Ness Productions: Creative Planet’s EXPLORE!

We are pleased to offer to fulldome theaters everywhere the lavish 2017 immersive production EXPLORE from Creative Planet. Adopting the latest trend of Hollywood movie releases, we're proud to offer both long-term licenses *and* short-term streaming rentals on the same "day-and-date", with no delayed release windows. EXPLORE is the story of humanity's fascination with the stars -- from ancient skygazers and…See More
Oct 16

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