Monthly Archives: May 2013

Melbourne Planetarium Upgrade – Part 3

It’s now a case of out with the old and in with the new.  We are now four days into the upgrade and here you can see our six Barco 909 projectors finally removed from the dome and waiting to … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Perth

Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Western Australia is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to manage our planetarium, Horizon. Horizon – the Planetarium is a full-dome theatre that provides presentations and programs to attract visitors to Scitech, and … Continue reading

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Melbourne Planetarium Upgrade – Part 2

This may just look like a bunch of boxes but they have everyone at the Melbourne Planetarium quite excited. These seven pallets contain all of the computers, projectors, speakers and cabling for our forthcoming upgrade. The installation is only seven … Continue reading

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Partial solar eclipse

Here’s a view of the Sun at mid-eclipse this morning (8:58 am) seen from Brisbane using a zoom lens at 250mm. Mark Rigby

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Uluru and the Moon

Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Central Australia with the crescent Moon before sunrise on Wednesday morning (8 May 2013) just two days before the Moon and the Sun ‘kissed’ during today’s solar eclipse. Mark Rigby.

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