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About Us

We equip planetariums

Details of our business unit

ZEISS Planetariums

ZEISS has been making planetarium history since 1923, when Walther Bauersfeld, member of the management board and ingenious designer, presented the world's first projection planetarium at the Deutsches Museum in Munich on 21 October. This is considered the birth of the modern planetarium and ZEISS is its inventor.

For twenty-five years, ZEISS has been intensively pursuing digital technologies for planetarium applications and does not rely solely on the integration of third-party components, but is the only supplier to create its own solutions that are optimised primarily for planetarium operation. ZEISS is also the only supplier that simultaneously develops, manufactures and installs modern optical-mechanical planetarium projectors as well as digital fulldome systems and software for planetariums.

  • Owner: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
  • Location: Jena
  • Management: Dr Stefan Häberle (Chairman), Dr Bernhard Ohnesorge

Our experience in numbers

  • 100+

    Years of Expertise
    in the Development of Planetariums

  • 750+

    around the World

  • 200+

    in planetarium technologies

ESO Supernova Garching

ZEISS Planetariums worldwide

A journey around the globe

We equip small domes, medium-sized planetariums as well as large star theatres. Take a look at planetarium projects from ZEISS and be inspired.


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