Monthly Archives: February 2013

Almost to the Top!

Here’s the Brisbane Planetarium’s new dome with the third level of panels going in as of the evening of Saturday, 16 February 2013. No work is being done on the dome itself today, so attention is being give to the … Continue reading

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Brisbane Planetarium Panels Going Up

Panel installation is well underway for the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium’s 12.5-metre projection dome. This image was taken earlier today showing the beginning of the second layer of panels going up. There are 36 panels in each of three layers … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Nick Lomb

Well deserved award to our friend Nick Lomb for his jointly shared 2012 Museums and Galleries NSW individual achievement award recognising Nick’s work as curator of astronomy, horology, meteorology and surveying for Sydney Observatory and the Powerhouse Museum over a … Continue reading

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Brisbane Planetarium Dome Progress

The 36 support ribs have now been installed in the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium’s Cosmic Skydome. Commencing next week, 109 aluminium panels will be installed on the ribs to form the new Astro-Tec 12.5-metre diameter dome replacing the 35-year-old Zeiss … Continue reading

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New Dome Arrives in Brisbane

Several tonnes of components for the new custom-made, 12.5-metre diameter projection dome for the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium arrived today from Astro-Tec in Ohio, USA. Assembly began this afternoon. During March, the Cosmic Skydome will be outfitted and new displays … Continue reading

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