“These days, planetariums that want to continue inspiring their visitors are looking for a projector that is incredibly small yet still capable of generating very bright stars, and is economical,” says Martin Kraus, Head of ZEISS Planetariums. So, ZEISS needed to miniaturize its high-tech optics. Planetariums won't just appreciate how much space this projector saves. ZEISS ASTERION consumes less energy (just 300 watts) than any other planetarium projector in the world. Long-lasting LED light sources mean you'll never need to replace projector bulbs!
In the digital age, no modern planetarium can do without a fulldome system. For many planetariums, however, this means having to forego an inspiring night sky, the kind you’ll almost only see high up in the mountains on a clear night, far from any and all distractions. According to Mr. Kraus, tiny, bright points of light like the stars against a pitch-dark sky have placed great demands on digital technology for the foreseeable.
Cutting-edge technologies like computer-assisted simulations and generative production processes such as additive manufacturing allow ZEISS to offer a miniaturized optomechanical planetarium projector that meets all the demands of the digital age. “We are confident that the projector will pique the curiosity of both our customers and the visitors that experience its power in the planetarium,” says Mr. Kraus.