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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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AmyJo Proctor posted a blog post

Post Eclipse Update

Greetings Planetarians,Our show, Eclipses and Phases of the Moon, has been updated to the post-2017 version! While the Great American Eclipse is over, our show is still a great option for your groups and field trips wanting to learn about Moon phases and eclipses! Eclipses and Phases of the Moon is available for installation (up to 4k 60fps) and streaming (up to 2k 60 fps in fisheye, truncated fisheye, 16:9 warp. and 4:3 warp). We also made a flat version (1080p 60fps) for…See More
Wednesday
Theofanis Matsopoulos posted a blog post

Farewell Cassini - Special Planetarium Show

After almost 20 years in space, Cassini spacecraft will conclude  the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration in a dramatic way.The new show "Farewell Cassini" produced by Theofanis Matsopoulos is available for sale. Follow the fascinating Journey of Cassini through this 20 min planetarium documentary. The audience will learn about the Saturn’s environment and discover the unique satellites of Saturn.* Thofanis Matsopoulos, is the director and producer of the successful first free…See More
Sep 3
Alejandro Casales posted an event

3th VISUAL MUSIC FULLDOME at Cuernavaca, Morelos.

August 31, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Visual music describes a varied form of creative work with sound and image. It is used in the field of art to describe the intimate relationship between music and the moving image, where different creative forms of electronic arts are combined.  In order to support the artistic creation and visual composers of any nationality, every creator can participate with only one work on the following call:  …See More
Aug 31
Ben Gondrez posted a blog post

MORPHOS 360 PROGRAMS - COLORADO 2018

The MORPHOS 360 Programs offers production skills in Digital Dome and VR. Programs have been refined over years of research and curriculum development from experts in the field. Whether you are looking for a workshop, interested in applying to our artist-in-residence program or ready to submit your 360 content to our live show, you will find information here.All MORPHOS 360 Programs for 2018 will be held at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, Colorado.MORPHOS WORKSHOPSAt the…See More
Aug 22

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