Kuwait National Planetarium modernized with ZEISS technology

New fulldome system for the 15 m dome

14 March 2022 ยท 2 min read
  • Planetarium Kuwait

    ZEISS handed over new digital projection technology to the Planetarium of the National Museum in Kuwait.

Kuwait, Emirate of Kuwait | 14 March 2022

In March 2022 ZEISS handed over new digital projection technology for the planetarium of the National Museum in the capital of the emirate of Kuwait. The new system consists of nine video projectors distributed around the periphery of the dome to produce a full video image on the 15-meter-diameter spherical projection surface. The upgrade replaces an older fulldome system and also includes new computer technology and the modernization of the sound system.

Kuwait's planetarium has a turbulent history. It was one of the first in the Gulf region to be inaugurated in 1986 with a planetarium projector from ZEISS. The dome and technology burned out during the Gulf War in 1990. The building was reconstructed around 2000. In 2002, the new ZEISS STARMASTER planetarium projector moved in, and in 2007 the first digital projection system. The STARMASTER projector continues to provide a realistic starry sky in the beautiful planetarium.