ZEISS Planetarium History

(photo: German Museum, Munich)

(photo: German Museum, Munich)

Copernican Planetarium

Copernican planetarium made by Carl Zeiss Jena, at the German Museum in Munich (1924).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

First public shows

Public shows of the first projection planetarium on the roof of the ZEISS factory in Jena (1924).

 

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(photo: German Museum, Munich)

(photo: German Museum, Munich)

ZEISS Planetarium Model I

The first ZEISS Planetarium at the German Museum in Munich (1925).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

ZEISS Planetarium Model II

ZEISS Model II made in Jena was the first to have the dumbbell (“ant”) shape (1926).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

First show for school children

First show for school children at the Jena Planetarium with the ZEISS Model II projector (1926).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

ZEISS Planetarium Model III

After the post-war split of the ZEISS company, Model III was made in Oberkochen on the basis of Model II (1957).

 

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(photo: Planetario Ciudad de Rosario, Esmeralda Sosa)

(photo: Planetario Ciudad de Rosario, Esmeralda Sosa)

ZEISS Planetarium Model IV

New model series of ZEISS Oberkochen (1957).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

ZEISS Planetarium Model V

The ZEISS Model V planetarium projector made in Oberkochen, while based on Model IV, features a range of new and expanded functions (1965).

 

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(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

(photo: Carl Zeiss Archive)

ZEISS Planetarium Model VI

Series of models newly designed in Oberkochen (1968).

 

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ZEISS SPACEMASTER Spaceflight Planetarium

ZEISS SPACEMASTER Planetarium projector for medium-sized planetarium domes, designed in Jena (1970).

 

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ZEISS COSMORAMA

ZEISS COSMORAMA Planetarium projector with multiprocessor control for large planetariums, designed in Jena (1984).

 

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ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 2 is the second generation of the ZEISS small-dome planetariums, of dumbbell shape and with motor-driven axes (1977).

 

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ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 3

Upgrading the ZEISS SKYMASTER into model ZKP 3 resulted in the first convenient computer control for the small-dome planetarium (1993).

 

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