New Planetarium in Korea Equipped with ZEISS Digital Projection Technology

Incheon city library opens its doors for astronomical and scientific education

JENA/Germany, INCHEON/South Korea | 17. May 2018 | Planetariums

In mid-May, the Sunhark ByeolBit city library in Incheon, Korea, was equipped with a ZEISS powerdome fulldome system. ZEISS has developed the ZEISS powerdome software capable of combining six partial images from six digital projectors to create a dazzling display on the dome. The video projections make it possible to visualize astronomical objects in real time and show fulldome films on the 12 m dome. The system was delivered with the optimized program WorldWide Telescope for dome projection. It enables visitors to embark on a journey through the solar system and beyond, exploring interstellar and galactic realms. “The technology from ZEISS will help students in particular to understand the cosmos and showcase the beauty of the universe,” says Head of Planetariums Martin Kraus.

The city library in the district of Yeonsu-gu, whose name means “starlight,” is a new building constructed on previously unused land. “I am delighted to see both books and extraordinary scientific films at the library,” says Mayor of Incheon Yoo Jung-bok. “Students can now study the night sky and the entire universe.”

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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with more than 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

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At the Jena site all four segments are represented by the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Medical Technology and Microscopy business groups, the Planetariums unit and the Central Research area of ZEISS. Jena is also the headquarters of the central service company for the production operations of the ZEISS Group. ZEISS employs more than 2,000 people at its Jena site.

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Gudrun Vogel
Phone: +49 3641 64-2770
gudrun .vogel @zeiss .com

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