Planetarium Installations in Asia and Australia

Selection

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
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
Astana Student's Palace
Schoolchildren's Palace
Astana 
Kasakhstan
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
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 ZEISS SKYMASTER VELVET
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
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
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
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
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
Sri Lanka Planetarium
Colombo 7
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 Planetarium
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
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
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
Jeju Starlight World Park and Planetarium
Jeju-si, Jejudo
Republic of South Korea
Jeju Starlight World Park and Planetarium offers four distinct experience areas. There is the star theater, a 4D theatre, observatory, and display exhibit. The science and cultural area are dedicated to educating young people about space. Shows run seven times a day every hour. The 6-channel fulldome system features DLP projectors.
2009 15 m
10° tilt
ZEISS SPACEGATE EDITION
Jilin Science & Technology Museum
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
Birla Planetarium Kolkata

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 ZEISSSTARMASTER VELVET
National Planetarium Kuwait
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
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
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
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
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 
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
Indira Gandhi Planetarium
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. Image source: Wikimedia.
2015 8 m ZEISS SPACEGATE SL
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
Roiet 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
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
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
Planetarium Jagad Raya Tenggarong
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 11m ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3
2013 11m ZEISS VELVET
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 STARMASTER 
SPACEGATE Nova
Tomsk Planetarium
Tomsk 
Russia
The opening of the Tomsk Planetarium took place in 1950. In addition to the star theater, the planetarium also has two exhibitions about the Tunguska Phenomenon from 1908, and the "Road to the Stars", an exhibition dedicated to the history of cosmonautics. 1950 8 m ZEISS ZKP 1
2011 8 m ZEISS SPACEGATE Duo
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