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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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Konstantin Urvantsev posted a blog post

Content distribution control and analytics tool. Part 1

Hi,We decided to start 2018 year with a series of articles about my vision how the Fulldome have to be changed in the near future.Today we want to speak about Fulldome content distribution control.Approximately one-half year ago, we wrote about VR Planetarium franchise we started to sell. And at the moment there were already 18 cities sold. The success of VR franchise…See More
Jan 12
Antonio Pedrosa posted a blog post

Immersive Film Festival 2017 - Awards

The Immersive Film Festival 2017, IFF17, is over, after intense 3 days of fulldome projections. A total of 64 shows, were projected, between 31 full features shows, and 33 short pieces (up to 15 minutes). A beautiful concert with a music band with live Vjing on the dome was also one of the highlights of the festival.Before revealing the awarded shows, we would like to thank our international sponsors, VIOSO and ELUMENATI, that made the concert possible, as well as SKY-SKAN, E&S, SPITZ,…See More
Dec 4, 2017
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Nov 28, 2017
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, 2017

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