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The moment of inspiration we learn about our true size.

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News and Interesting Facts

ZEISS Equips Birla Planetarium with Cutting-edge Technology

New hybrid planetarium for Kolkata

ZEISS signed an agreement with the Birla Institute of Fundamental Research to upgrade and refurbish the Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. As well as a ZEISS STARMASTER optical-mechanical projector, the refurbished planetarium will also include a digital projection system consisting of nine VELVET projectors developed and produced by ZEISS for fulldome projection.

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Dr. Ludwig Meier – Pioneer of Modern Projection Planetariums

International Planetarium Society pays tribute to his life's work

On August 4, 2014 the President of the International Planetarium Society (IPS), Thomas W. Kraupe, presented the IPS Technology and Innovation Award to Dr. Ludwig Meier (left with Dr. H.-U. Keller, Stuttgart), widely regarded as the father of modern ZEISS projection planetariums. It pays tribute to the exceptional achievements of an outstanding ZEISS planetarium expert who has played a key role in the development of modern planetarium technology.

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ZEISS Planetariums and powerdome Theaters

Sky Theaters

for the smaller dome

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Star Theaters

for medium and larger domes

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Universe Theaters

for the largest domes

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Product Highlights

Additional Services

Our Comprehensive Spectrum of Supplies

We will undertake extra services for your planetarium project and arrange the optimum scope of performance with you.

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Project Support and Management

With ZEISS, you can be confident that your project is in good hands.

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Training and Maintenance for Secure Operation

All planetarium and fulldome systems are installed and startup-tested by specialists from ZEISS.

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powerdome Library and Additional Benefits

Our powerdome systems come with a comprehensive library of content, supportive plug-ins, a web interface and many more useful things.

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Shows in Distribution

Astronomy and Space Exploration

The most important topic for each and every planetarium

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Children and
Families

Specially made for the youngsters and for parents to enjoy and learn!

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Entertainment and Special Topics

Earth sciences, biology, human history, music shows and more

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Fulldome
Short Films

Shorts for special events or as supporting films

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