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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: 10
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2019


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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Dave Monk posted a discussion

Converting HD Video to Fulldome

Would anyone be kind enough to share your technique(s) for converting HD video to fisheye (fulldome)?  I'm in the process of building a sky show and are planning on assembling the program within the next couple of days.  Any help is greatly appreciated!See More
21 hours ago
Mark C. Petersen posted a blog post

HUBBLE Vision 2 - 30% off for 30th Anniversary

Celebrate Hubble's 30th Anniversary on Orbit... License Hubble Vision 2, take 30% off! It's been 30 years since the venerable Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit. To commemorate the telescope's remarkable history, we're offering our Hubble Vision 2 show at a 30% discount, until 30 April 2020. Hubble Vision 2 continues to be among our most popular shows. Give your audiences a great…See More
Feb 28
Mark C. Petersen posted a blog post

Horizons of the Future - New fulldome show

We're very pleased to offer a new fulldome show from a new producer. "Horizons of the Future" is an excellent and affordable artistic entertainment piece by Axon Genesis. This 25-minute fulldome trip is a mesmerizing trip through lush animated landscapes set to downtempo, relaxing, progressive psytrance EDM (electronic dance music). It's a visual stunner, blending retro-futuristic styles with modern graphics…See More
Feb 19
Claudio Recabarren Madrid posted a blog post

FULLDOME MOVIE PIANO UNDER THE STARS

Piano_Poster-8a.jpgPiano Under the Stars is an AstroArt fusion film for dome theaters by renowned Chilean pianist/composer Claudio Recabarren Madrid. The film features original piano compositions with ethno-symphonic musical arrangements such as voice, wind, and ancestral percussion. Original immersive imagery lends artistic, cosmic layers to the work, creating a sensory…See More
Feb 19

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