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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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Antonio Pedrosa posted an event

Immersive Film Festival - IFF’17 at Espinho Planetarium, Portugal

December 1, 2017 to December 3, 2017
Immersive Film Festival - IFF’17December 1 to 3, 2017The Espinho Planetarium would like to invite you to the Immersive Film Festival, that will be held in Espinho, Portugal from December 1 to 3, 2017.This festival is an event that will gather international productions, both 2D and 3D, in the Immersive Cinema field. It is an open invitation to this community, from producers, to students and planetarium professionals.To attend is rather easy. Espinho is located close to the Oporto International…See More
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AmyJo Proctor posted a blog post

Eclipses and Phases of the Moon short term lease options

Greetings Planetarians! With the Great American Eclipse fast approaching, we'd like to remind you that Physics Foundry's inaugural show, Eclipses and Phases of the Moon is ready to play a supporting role in your eclipse activities! Lease the show with terms as short as one month or stream the show with daily or monthly pricing on a single-projector system up to 2k resolution. Also: Eclipses and Phases of the Moon keeps working after the big event with a post-eclipse version! Visit…See More
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"two frames from our last production " stars of the stars""
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