Sky Theaters

For domes from 6 m to 15 m in diameter

Projection equipment for smaller domes up to about 15 m in diameter should occupy little space while delivering brilliant projections – demands that are exceptionally satisfied by the ZEISS Sky Theaters. The planetarium projector, a ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED, provides stars of peerless brilliance, and the matching fulldome systems cooperate with all astronomical functions. The ZEISS Sky Theaters ensures that optical-mechanical and digital projections are presented in perfect synchronism.

Theater layout with SKYMASTER ZKP 4 and 6-channel VELVET LED fulldome system, 12-m dome

Theater layout with SKYMASTER ZKP 4 and 6-channel VELVET LED fulldome system, 12-m dome

Sky Theaters

ZEISS Optical-mechanical and digital planetarium

Planetarium visitors expect shows that address them directly and reveal a presenter's personal concept. With ZEISS powerdome, you can prepare fulldome shows with no need to be skilled in scripting, 3D modeling and rendering. Operate the planetarium projector in the usual way, use the same operating panel to control digital planetarium functions, and make use of great digital resources. Create fulldome presentations the easy way.

powerdome IV
Digital fulldome projection


ZEISS Hybrid Planetarium

It takes an optical-mechanical planetarium projector to simulate a starry sky that is really brilliant, one that captivates and inspires the audience. At the same time, who would forgo the flexibility of a digital planetarium? For small and medium-sized domes, ZEISS offers the no-compromise combination of analog star projection with SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED and VELVET LED digital fulldome projection. No compromise means (a) that the digitally projected imagery will not spoil the brilliance of the stars on the night sky and (b) that the digital and analog planetarium projections will always be in perfect register.



SKYMASTER® ZKP 4 LED Planetarium Projector

Small-dome planetarium

Launching the fiber-optic SKYMASTER ZKP 4 Planetarium meant no less than a revolution for friends of a sky projected by an optical-mechanical star projector for small and medium-sized domes. The latest version featuring LED illumination for stars and planets delivers a sky three times as bright as the earlier one!

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED is a modular system and available in combination with powerdome fulldome systems or as your sole planetarium instrument.


ZEISS powerdome Sky Theaters

Fulldome systems for the smaller dome

Combine your planetarium projector with ZEISS powerdome fulldome systems to add the full power of fulldome! 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 LED projectors! Alternatively you can select from a range of handpicked commercial video projectors to immerse you visitors with dome images. 

Video projection compatible with night sky contrast