On August 24, 2016 the large ZEISS planetarium in Berlin reopened following extensive renovation work and upgrades in the form of new ZEISS technology. The centerpiece is a ZEISS hybrid planetarium, comprising a video projection system with ZEISS VELVET projectors and a star projector of the type ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Model IX specially built for the Berlin planetarium. This system enables planetarium shows like never before.
On April 22nd, after a year of comprehensive modernization, Stuttgart’s star theater reopened its doors. „The new technology makes the Carl-Zeiss-Planetarium one of the most modern planetariums in Europe“, said Dr. Uwe Lemmer, director of the facility. The newly installed VELVET 360-degree system generate video imagery of excellent quality and extremely high resolution.