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100 years of ZEISS Planetariums
In 1923, ZEISS presented the world's first projection planetarium developed for the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The first public demonstration and hence the birth of the modern planetarium took place on this occasion.
ZEISS technology has equipped 700 of them in the last 100 years. Today, as modern high-tech domes, star theaters offer fascinating fulldome shows and are still a crowd puller after 100 years.
The planetarium in Sharjah reopens with new technology from ZEISS
The most prominent planetarium in the United Arab Emirates
Jena, Sharjah | 22 May 2023
The planetarium in the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology (SAASST) was reopened at a ceremony on 10 May 2023 by Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.
ZEISS celebrates “Centennial of the Planetarium” anniversary
Special exhibition at the Deutsches Museum opens today
Jena/Munich, Germany | 5 May 2023
To mark the anniversary of “Centennial of the Planetarium,” the Deutsches Museum in Munich is showcasing the fascinating history of planetariums in a special exhibition of the same name. The exhibition includes several historic projectors, including Model I, which ZEISS presented to the Deutsches Museum on October 21, 1923. This date is now considered the birth of the modern planetarium.
Planetarium in South Korea opens today with ZEISS technology
ZEISS ASTERION VELVET for Seoul Science Park
Jena, Germany / Seoul, South Korea | 21 April 2023
The planetarium at Seoul Science Park in South Korea opens on April 21 with new ZEISS technology. The hybrid planetarium system for the 11-m dome combines an opto-mechanical star projector and digital projection technology controlled by ZEISS UNIVIEW software. It uses the ZEISS ASTERION Starball, the latest version of star projector from ZEISS, as an analog component for impressive, near-natural depiction of the starry night sky. Two ZEISS VELVET LED projectors complement the hybrid system with digital 360-degree fulldome projection.
Planetarium in Halle (Saale) which uses ZEISS technology is inaugurated
With its equipment, the new dome in the former gasometer is one of the most modern in Europe
Jena/ Halle (Saale), Germany | 30 March 2023
The planetarium in Halle (Saale) with leading-edge ZEISS technology for visualizing celestial phenomena and delivering 360-degree video projection is being inaugurated during a ceremony on 30 March 2023. The domed hall, the planetarium's centerpiece, will soon boast a 12-meter diameter and will accommodate upwards of 100 visitors.