Planetarium Installations in Australasia

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Akashi Municipal Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Akashi Municipal Planetarium
Akashi-shi
Hyogo
Japan

The Akashi Planetarium was established in 1960, commemorating the International Geophysical Year of 1957. In 1995 the heavy Kobe earthquake did also affect the neighbouring Akashi City. The planetarium building partially was damaged and had to be closed for some years. The Universal Projection Planetarium actually did not take notice of the earthquake – it has been operational.

1960

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/3

National Educational Center © ZEISS Archive

National Educational Center “Bobek”
Almaty
Kazakhstan

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country mainly located in Central Asia with a smaller portion west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. There are only very few planetariums. One is located in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan Almaty with a population of about 2,000,000 people.
 

2009

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4

Asahikawa Science Center © Asahikawa Science Center

Asahikawa Science Center
Asahikawa-shi
Japan

Asahikawa, the second largest city on the island of Hokkaido, has one of Japan’s biggest science centers. Opened in 2005, the main attraction is the planetarium. Its ZEISS projector replaced a ZEISS small-dome planetarium, which had successfully performed in the service of knowledge transmission since 1963.

1963

8 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2005

18 m

ZEISS STARMASTER

Schoolchildren's Palace © ZEISS Archive

Schoolchildren's Palace
Astana
Kazakhstan

In 2011 the Schoolchildren's Palace was built in Astana. It offers all kind of activities for children with the emphasis on education. ZEISS installed a 4k fulldome system in the 18-m dome.

2011

16 m

ZEISS 4DOME

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Bangalore
India

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore, was established in 1989 by the Bangalore City Corporation. The former SPACEMASTER Space Flight Planetarium was replaced by a ZEISS Hybrid system featuring a SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED projector combined with a 6-channel VELVET fulldome system.

1989

15 m

ZEISS SPACEMASTER

2017

15 m

True Black Hybrid
ZEISS SKYMASTER VELVET

Beijing Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Beijing Planetarium
Beijing
China

The planetarium of Beijing, China, is of central importance on a nationwide scale. The new building, a large glass palace right next to the old planetarium building, houses exhibitions, observatories and a second planetarium dome for astronomical visualization. In 2008 a ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX replaced the instrument in the traditional planetarium.

1957

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/2

2008

23 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX

Bucheon City Library © ZEISS Archive

Bucheon City Library
Bucheon, Kyeongy-do
Republic of South Korea

Bucheon was built as a satellite city to the Seoul metropolis. Now it grows with its own color - the City of Cinema and Culture. The Hanwoolbit Library is one of five for seven hundred inhabitants and specialized to science. The city authorities included a planetarium to the library to enhance science education.

2009

10 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

Meghnad Saha Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Meghnad Saha Planetarium
Burdwan
West Bengal
India

The city of Bardhaman (Burdwan) has a planetarium named after India's scientist Meghnad Saha. It is the second planetarium of the state after Kolkata's Birla planetarium. ZEISS installed a new fulldome system in 2016.

2016

8 m

ZEISS SPACEGATE Quinto

Regional Science Centre & Planatarium © ZEISS Archive

Regional Science Centre & Planatarium
Calicut
India

Regional Science Centre & Planetarium Calicut functioning under NCSM (Govt. of India) shoulders the leading role of propelling science in Kerala. The Calicut Planetarium presents approx. 1200 Shows each year. The planetarium is equipped with a hybrid projection system since 2014.

1994

15 m

ZEISS SPACEMASTER

2014

15 m

ZEISS SPACEGATE Nova

B. M. Birla Planetarium © Anjanava Maitra

Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre
B. M. Birla Planetarium
Chennai
India

The SKYMASTER ZKP 4 star projector and the digital fulldome projection from ZEISS replaced a 30-year-old projector of Japanese manufacture. The hybrid planetarium in the 15 m diameter dome belongs to a new generation of planetarium systems that combines the brilliant starry sky of the optical-mechanical projector with digital fulldome video projections.

2019

15 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Nova

ChungcheongBuk-do Education & Research Institute © ZEISS Archive

ChungcheongBuk-do
Education & Research Institute
Cheong-ju City
Republic of South Korea

ChungcheongBuk-Do Education and Science Research Institute (CBESR) has been playing a key role in the educational development for Chungbuk Province. In order to do this, CBESR strives to be an educational center that fully supports the educational research for practical learning environments. The planetarium is a major part of the science education department.

2000

16 m / 25° tilt

ZEISS STARMASTER ZMP-TD

2020

16 m / 25° tilt

True Black Hybrid
ZEISS VELVET
ZEISS UNIVIEW

Sri Lanka Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Sri Lanka Planetarium
Colombo
Sri Lanka

Since the planetarium opening in 1965 a ZEISS Universal Projection Planetarium has been taken center stage for astronomical education in Sri Lanka. With the installation of powerdome 4DOME new fulldome technique offers new insides to the universe in addition to classical planetarium presentations.

1965

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/4

2014

23 m

ZEISS 4DOME

Hangzhou High School © ZEISS Archive

Hangzhou High School
Hangzhou
Zhejiang
China

The Hangzhou High School is greatly pleased about the ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED in their 12-meter dome. The teachers at the newly erected school complex in the 8-million metropolis got a top-class tool for illustrating sky phenomena and making them comprehensible to their students.

2016

12 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

Incheon Education and Research Institute © ZEISS Archive

Incheon Education and Research Institute
Incheon
Republic of South Korea

The large-scale science center, generously equipped facility with its many exhibits and attractions especially appeals to young people. The planetarium opens a window to the universe, which gives children, students and citizens of Incheon a great vision of the universe and our future in space.

2003

15 m

ZEISS STARMASTER

Sunhark ByeolBit Library Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Sunhark ByeolBit Library Planetarium
Incheon
Republic of South Korea

With the powerdome video projection onto the 12 m dome, astronomical facts and fulldome films are visualized. Part of the delivery is the WorldWide Telescope program optimized by ZEISS for dome projection, with which visitors can experience journeys through the solar system and beyond into interstellar and galactic space.

2018

12 m

ZEISS SPACEGATE Nova

© Irkutsk School No. 19

Large Irkutsk planetarium
School No. 19
Irkutsk
Russia

Large Irkutsk planetarium, located in Irkutsk secondary school №19, is the largest and most modern school planetarium in Russia, one of the top ten by size and equipment among urban planetariums in our country. 
The planetarium staff provides extensive lectures outside the school №19 and online.

2019

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory © ZEISS Archive

Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory
Jakarta
Indonesia

The planetarium was completed in 1968 and officially inaugurated in 1969. A major technological upgrade was achieved in 1996. The previous Universal Projector was replaced with the computerized UNIVERSARIUM Mark VIII Projector. The projection dome was replaced and the diameter of the dome reduced to 22 meter.

1969

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/5

1998

22 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark VIII

Digital Planetarium © ZEISS | V. Schorcht

Jilin Science & Technology Museum
Jilin Sheng
China

Jilin is one of the three provinces of Northeast China. ZEISS installed a 6-channel SPACEGATE EDITION fulldome system in Changchun in 2011.

2011

12 m
23° tilt

ZEISS SPACEGATE Edition

Space Theater – Science City © ZEISS Archive

Space Theater – Science City
Kolkata
India

The Space Theater of the Science City in Kolkata belongs to the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a Government of India organization under Ministry of Culture. It features a six-channel powerdome fulldome system with active stereo projection and 6.5k effective resolution

2019

23 m / 23° tilt

ZEISS SPACEGATE Nova

M.P. Birla Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

M.P. Birla Planetarium
Kolkata
India

The Birla Planetarium is the most renowned center of popular science in India. With its reopening in 2017 the Birla Planetarium provides totally new and exciting possibilities of presentation. The core technology consists of a fully equipped STARMASTER projector combined with a eight-channel VELVET fulldome system.

1962

23 m

ZEISS UPP 23/2s

2017

23 m

ZEISS True Black Hybrid 
STARMASTER VELVET

Kuwait National Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Kuwait National Planetarium
Al-Kuwait
Kuwait

In 1990, during the Gulf War the Kuwait National Planetarium building was sabotaged and the planetarium burnt. It was then reconstructed beginning in 2000. Today a ZEISS STARMASTER projector is presenting the star shows. The planetarium is now entertaining and educating the Kuwaiti public.

1986

15 m

ZEISS SPACEMASTER

2002

15 m

ZEISS STARMASTER

2007

15 m

ZEISS 4DOME

Volkssternwarte und Planetarium „Adolph Diesterweg“ © ZEISS Archive

Munakata YURIX Planetarium
Munakata
Fukuoka
Japan

Munakata is a city of 95,000 inhabitants on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands. The Munakata Yurix Planetarium with its dome of 12 m diameter forms part of a popular cultural and sports center, which also features a library, a movie theater, a swimming pool and other leisure facilities, and attracts a million visitors every year.

2011

12.2 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4

Planetarium Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre © ZEISS Archive

Planetarium
Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre
Muscat
Sultanate of Oman

The only planetarium in Oman belongs to the privat operated Oil & Gas Exhibition Centre in Muscat. Both, the exhibition centre and the planetarium were originally conceived and built – and are being run – by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the leading oil and gas exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman.

2000

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

ZEISS Archive © ZEISS Archive

Nagoya City Science Museum
Planetarium
Nagoya-shi
Japan

The city of Nagoya erected the largest planetarium in the world featuring a dome with 35 m in diameter. The ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX planetarium projector is specially designed.

1962

20 m

ZEISS Mark IV

2011

35 m

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX

Raman Science Centre © ZEISS Archive

Raman Science Centre
Empress City
Nagpur
Maharashtra
India

The Raman Science Centre and Planetarium is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums in India. In 2011 the ZKP 3 was upgraded to ZKP 3/B and a new six-channel fulldome system installed. Both systems – the optical-mechanical and the digital planetarium work in synchronism as Indias first Hybrid Planetarium.

1995

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3/B

2014

11 m

ZEISS SPACEGATE EDITION

© ZEISS Archive

Novokuznetsk Planetarium
Novokuznetsk
Russia

The original Novokuznetsk Planetarium was established in 1959. In 1970 it moved to its current location. The first ZEISS instrument was a small-size planetarium ZKP 1. Today a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 combined with a SPACEGATE Quinto fulldome system is working at center stage.

1970

12 m

ZEISS ZKP 1

2009

12 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 with SPACEGATE Quinto

© Wikimedia

Indira Gandhi Planetarium
Srikirishna Science Centre
Patna
Bihar
India

The planetarium was inaugurated in 1993. It is named after senior Indian National Congress leader and former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.

2015

8 m

ZEISS SPACEGATE SL

Varahamihira Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Varahamihira Planetarium
Ranchi
Jharkhand
India

The planetarium was built by the Jharkhand Council on Science and Technology and was named after Varahamihira, a 6th century Indian astronomer, philosopher and mathematician. The daily shows in the Varahamihira Planetarium are dedicated to a variety of popular scientific topics.

2019

15 m

ZEISS True Hybrid SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED with SPACEGATE Nova

Rangsit Science Center © ZEISS Archive

Rangsit Planetarium
Rangsit
Thailand

The Rangsit Science Centre for Education comprises 15 galleries, most of which are interactive and hands-on related to various science and technology themes. Rangsit Science Centre for Education is one of three Science Centres for Education in Thailand that has a planetarium.

2007

19.5 m
25° tilt

ZEISS STARMASTER ZMP-TD

Roi Et Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Roi Et Planetarium
Roi Et
Thailand

In the Thai city of Roi Et, the „Science and Cultural Center for Education“ is operating a new planetarium. ZEISS installed a fully-fashioned SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED planetarium projector.

2013

13 m
10° tilt

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

© ZEISS Archive

Liaoning Science and Technology Museum
Shenyang, Liaoning
PR China

Liaoning Science and Technology Museum is a comprehensive museum of science and technology for science popularization and leisure tourism. The museum is equipped with 5 top-ranked theaters, among them the Dome theater. ZEISS installed a SPACEGATE Nova fulledome system comprising ten DLP projectors. Image courtesy: Liaoning Science and Technology Museum.

2015

23 m
15° tilt

ZEISS SPACEGATE Nova

Kodomo Miraikan Children’s Center © ZEISS Archive

Kodomo Miraikan Children’s Center
Takamatsu
Japan

The newly erected museum complex features a planetarium with a 13-m dome, a library and a Peace Memorial Museum, among other facilities. ZEISS equipped the planetarium with a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED star projector.

2016

13 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

Planetarium Jagad Raya © ZEISS Archive

Planetarium Jagad Raya Tenggarong
Tenggarong
Indonesia

Tenggarong became the 3rd city in Indonesia which has a planetarium after Jakarta and Surabaya. It opened with a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3 planetarium projector and got an fulldome upgrade in 2013 with two ZEISS VELVET projectors.

2002

11 m

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

2013

11 m

ZEISS VELVET

Privadarsini Planetarium © ZEISS Archive

Privadarsini Planetarium
Kerala Science and Technology Museum
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
India

Established in 1984, the Kerala State Science & Technology Museum is an organisation to serve as a dynamic medium of science communication for the public and serves as an important tourist attraction. The Priyadarshini Planetarium features the latest hybrid planetarium projection system and is considered the best planetarium with the biggest dome in south India.

2015

17 m
15° tilt

ZEISS True Hybrid
STARMASTER ZMP-TD
SPACEGATE Nova