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With Uniview you can bring interactive, three-dimensional visualizations and simulations using mainly astronomical databases into your dome in real time. You can present astronomical basics, astrophysical facts, geoscience and a variety of other scientific contexts to your visitors in a vivid and exciting way. The simple operation of the software is ideal for live presentations. The operator can start immediately and without a long training period, using the software. Uniview also offers you the tools to create complex scenes or even entire fulldome shows. The software is available as an application for both fulldome and classic display solutions.

3D Visualization & Simulation

Intuitive Operation

Production Tool


Data Import

Real-time Astronomical Visualizations and Simulations

The learning-specific potential of Uniview is nearly unlimited. It comes from the large number of object data and their relationships to each other. Astronomical connections are made comprehensible by combining perspective views and the approach to the objects in the sky. You can approach each object with a virtual “jump” or simulate a continuous virtual flight.

User-friendly Interface with Intuitive Operation

Control of all visualizations is accomplished via the graphical user interface. Operations like navigation (flight), rotation, position changes, visualization of objects etc. are displayed in real time in the main window. Navigation in space is so simple that even children attending planetarium events can navigate through the universe.

Professional Production of Scenes for Playback

In addition to live operation, Uniview also makes it easy to create sequences for playback. You can play back sequences in real time while retaining interactive navigation capabilities or render them to create smaller clips or entire shows. The software offers a graphical user interface with a timeline and keyframes. Import data and production elements such as images, text, video and audio files.

Domecasting symbolic picture

Uniview allows you to establish online links to other planetariums and exchange Uniview presentations. Via such a link you can present, remotely, your own content elsewhere or show someone else’s content in your own dome theater. An online session can also involve more than two Uniview installations.

Integration of Your Own and External Data

Uniview is not a "sealed" software. You can add your own modules or modules from other users, integrate individual objects or include map data (WMS) from online sources. Selected content can be updated as needed. Data can also come from areas unrelated to astronomy. For example, Uniview users have already created their own three-dimensional objects for architectural simulations or archaeological representations.


Data sets

Solar system

All planets and all major moons | asteroids | satellites | scales, markers and grids | space missions

Milky Way

Hipparcos star catalog | Pulsars & Neutron Stars | Sloan stars | SLMP stars | Dwarf Catalog | all 88 constellation figures | 20 asterisms | exoplanetary systems | open star clusters | globular clusters | nebulae | Planetary Nebulae | supernova remnants | Orion Nebula model | Deep Sky Objects | All-Sky surveys | Kepler Planetary Candidates | grids

Extragalactic space

Local Group | Tully database: more than 20,000 galaxies | 2MASS Galaxy Catalog: more than 1.1 million galaxies | Abell Cluster: more than 2,000 galaxy clusters | 2df galaxies: more than 200,000 | Sloan Galaxy Survey: more than 800,000 galaxies | 2dF quasars: more than 20,000 | Sloan quasars: more than 100,000 | cosmic microwave background radiation

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