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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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Mark C. Petersen posted a blog post

"Planet Nine" now available from Loch Ness Productions

"Planet Nine", the latest planetarium show from Adler Planetarium, has just been added to the Loch Ness Productions distribution catalog, and our streaming service too."Planet Nine" gives audiences an inside look at the painstaking process of planet-searching, as told by CalTech's Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris and Haumea. Throughout this fascinating show, Brown talks about unusual orbits and describes nights…See More
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Ken Scott posted a blog post

Get DomeSavers - Screensavers for your dome

Great News from Digital Chaotics!All 1000+ DomeSavers are now just $10 each! All sizes!DomeSavers are...Screensavers for your digital domeAs spectacular as any laser showSeamless fulldome video loopsSizes: 10802, 19202, 2K2, 3K2, 4K2Great for walk-in/outAudience warmupAudience chilloutBlowing their minds…See More
Mar 6
Mark C. Petersen posted a blog post

Feeding Fulldome to the Masses

Hi all,A Web adaptation of the talk I presented at the February 2017 IMERSA Summit is now posted in the Reference section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site.It's called "Feeding Fulldome to the Masses". Here's the abstract:"Tradition has it that planetarium dome operators…See More
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