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The moment of inspiration when he decides to fly to Mars one day.

This is the moment we work for.

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The moment of inspiration we learn about our true size.

This is the moment we work for.

News and Interesting Facts

Modernized Mannheim Planetarium features ZEISS VELVET

Planetarium’s technical equipment up to date again

The Mannheim Planetarium reopened after a comprehensive renovation and modernization featuring nine ZEISS VELVET projectors for digital fulldome video imagery. The optical-mechanical UNIVERSARIUM Model IX star projector of 2002, maintaining its position at the center of the 20m dome, is coupled with the digital fulldome projection by means of the powerdome III software upgrade.


International Year of Light

Fulldome Teaser available from ZEISS

On the occasion of the International Year of Light, ZEISS has produced a fulldome teaser that takes planetarium visitors on a trip to the varied facets of light. The short film approaches the phenomenon in a way fascinating and informative way. It will appeal to people all over the globe. The fulldome teaser is available from ZEISS free of charge to all planetariums worldwide that have fulldome presentation facilities.


ZEISS Planetariums and powerdome Theaters

Sky Theaters

for the smaller dome


Star Theaters

for medium and larger domes


Universe Theaters

for the largest domes


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.


Project Support and Management

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


Training and Maintenance for Secure Operation

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


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.


Shows in Distribution

Astronomy and Space Exploration

The most important topic for each and every planetarium


Children and

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


Entertainment and Special Topics

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


Short Films

Shorts for special events or as supporting films