The 2013 IPS council meeting took place at the Planetarium South Tyrol. The planetarim is located in the idyllic village of San Valentino just north of Bolzano and has a spectacular view of the Dolomite Mountains.
It was delightful to meet the young and enthusiastic staff who presented their first ever show in English to the IPS council. Architecturally, the building and dome look fantastic. It is a simple, almost stark design however the natural timber used throughout the building give it a warm and rich feel.
The planetarium seats 55, has a 7.1 surround sound system, and uses five F35 Projection Design projectors. The projectors run at 120Hz, this means that they can also project a 3D stereoscopic image at 60Hz.
This small planetarium is very well equipped, beautifully designed and built, and has stunning scenic views. What more could you ask for? Bravo!