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For the largest domes

Large planetariums attract large audiences. They are places of multimedial experience. For those large multimedia dome theaters, a fulldome system is a matter of course.

8-channel powerdome VELVET configuration for a 23-m dome

8-channel powerdome VELVET configuration for a 23-m dome

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ZEISS optical-mechanical and digital planetarium

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM, the top-of-the-line model among the ZEISS planetarium projectors, has been designed for spectacular theaters with dome sizes up to 50 m in diameter. The ZEISS powerdome VELVET fulldome system has been developed especially for planetariums attaching great importance to the presentation of the night sky. ZEISS VELVET projectors deliver imagery of extremly high contrast as a hamonic complement to UNIVERSARIUM. Shadow-free projection obliquely past the central star projector is absolutely no problem. It is no question that all fulldome systems from ZEISS also work without, and independently from, a planetarium projector and vice versa. For large domes ZEISS also offers varied systems based on commercial video projectors, which will be configured to individual requirements.


powerdome® III
Digital fulldome projection


Large-size planetarium projector

The ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM machine is the heart of the most ambitious planetariums around the world. It also represents the most powerful planetarium instrument in the world, a combination of highest-quality opto-mechanical projection systems and precise digital controlling techniques. The 32 fiber projectors in the Starball depict the starlit sky with unparalleled brilliance and brightness. ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM is designed for special custom configurations and specifications. You can configure the planetarium machine to your needs. The instrument is suitable not only for traditional dome theaters, it can also be installed in tilted domes.

The ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Model IX is available in combination with ZEISS powerdome fulldome systems or as your sole planetarium instrument.

Planetarium projector for the largest planetariums


ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM VELVET configuration with UNIVERSARIUM Model IX and an 8-channel powerdome VELVET fulldome system in a 20-m dome

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ZEISS Fulldome systems for the largest domes

Combine the ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM planetarium with a ZEISS powerdome fulldome system to add the full range of multimedia in the dome! ZEISS offers projection solutions fitted to your dome size and best suited for dome projection. Choose the best of the best by integrating our in-house designed VELVET projectors! Alternatively you can select from a range of handpicked commercial video projectors to immerse you visitors with dome images.

ZEISS powerdome VELVET
Video projection compatible with night sky contrast

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