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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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Aayushi FullDome Films posted a blog post

STARGAZERS are set to enjoy the spectacle of a comet zooming through the skies this weekend.

The stunning Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will appear gracefully green in the night skies.This short period comet of 5.25 years will pass 0.08 AU (12,430,000 km; 7,720,000 mi) from Earth on February 11, 2017.Its a rather faint object with the magnitude of +7 so a good set of binoculars or probably a telescope would be advisable for better Comet-gazing experience.Discovered in December 3, 1948 and named after Minoru Honda, Antonín Mrkos, and Ľudmila Pajdušáková.Its a treat to all the…See More
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Konstantin Urvantsev posted a blog post

Altair Fulldome Cinema: VR Dome Theatre for Oculus Gear VR

Altair Digital team is glad to present you our free application Altair Fulldome Cinema – a new platform for distributing fulldome shows for VR headsets.With our free VR application, any customer can visit planetarium anytime and enjoy fulldome shows from all around the world. The app…See More
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AmyJo Proctor posted a blog post

Try Streaming Eclipses and Phases of the Moon with a Free 3 Day Pass

Hello Everyone,We've set up some 3 day streaming passes for our new show, Eclipses and Phases of the Moon! Single-projector theaters can stream the show in four modes: Fisheye, Truncated Fisheye, Warped 4x3, and Warped 16x9.You can use the 3 day streaming pass to test out streaming in your theater and you're welcome to use the 3 day pass for your public/paying audiences. If you like the show we hope you'll come back for more!  :)Simply send me an e-mail to request your free 3 day pass and…See More
Jan 19

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