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Spontaneous Fantasia

At long last pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt is bringing his amazing show to Australia.  Spontaneous Fantasia is a live immersive reality musical experience that uses the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life.  J-Walt commences his first ever Australian … Continue reading

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IPS 2016 Conference

International Planetarium Society (IPS) Conference 2016 It is now some 3 weeks since I returned from the IPS2016 Conference in Warsaw and I really did mean to post some blogs on the Conference while I was there.  But somehow it … Continue reading

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MIFF Fulldome Showcases

It’s that wintry time of year again when the Melbourne International Film Festival arrives to warm the hearts of Melbourne filmgoers.  And for the seventh year running, the Melbourne Planetarium will again be screening the best of fulldome cinema as part … Continue reading

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IPS Fulldome Festival Awards

The IPS Fulldome Festival in Brno wrapped up last night with their Gala Evening and the presentation of awards.  The festival has been fantastic and Jiri and his team at the Brno Observatory and Planetarium have done a brilliant job.  … Continue reading

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IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016

  The IPS Fulldome Festival in Brno is now under way.  The Brno Planetarium is a really impressive facility.  Located at the observatory on a hill top above Brno they have two domes.  The larger dome is 17metres,     with a … Continue reading

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APS2016 Group Photo

  Many thanks to Claire and all the staff at the Space Place at Carter Observatory for hosting a fantastic conference.  Wellington is a beautiful city and we all had a great time.  Now..  what’s the collective noun for a … Continue reading

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Yuri’s Night

Each April the world stops to mark the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin who in 1961, was the first human launched into space. This year Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium will play host to our first official Yuri’s Night Space Party on Friday the … Continue reading

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Mission Complete

*Reprinted on behalf of SciTech On 3 February 2016, Scitech launched a weather balloon into the stratosphere with a very special mini-astronaut onboard. The launch was part of Scitech’s ‘Get Your Face Near Space’ competition and the lucky first place … Continue reading

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Deadline for submitting IPS abstracts has been extended

The IPS 2016 conference is now approaching.  The deadline for submitting abstracts to the conference has now been extended until the 26th of October 2015, 23.59 UTC. Proposals can be submitted on-line via registration form on the website http://www.ips2016.org/.   In the program section … Continue reading

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Fiske Fulldome Festival

While my previous post announced the award winners of the Fiske Fulldome Festival, I did not have the opportunity to provide more detail about the festival itself.    It was a three day fulldome festival, which focused solely on content, there … Continue reading

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