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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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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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APS 2013 Meeting Change

As work continues at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium on a major three-month upgrade to many parts of the facility, we have found that we need to re-schedule the APS 2013 Meeting from late March to Monday/Tuesday, 22/23 April 2013. … Continue reading

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Recent Brisbane Planetarium News

Apart from being busy preparing for the biggest upgrade since the opening of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in 1978, Planetarium staff members were involved for the first time in the Brisbane International Film Festival during late November on a … Continue reading

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Brisbane Planetarium Upgrade

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will be closing from Wednesday, 9 January 2013 and re-opening to the public on Easter Saturday, 30 March 2013. During this time, the Planetarium’s Cosmic Skydome projection dome will be replaced, a Megastar-IIB optical star … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in 1977

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in 1977

Thirty five years ago, this was the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium under construction in Brisbane. It was officially opened on 24 May 1978.

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APS 2013 Meeting Preliminary Notice

During the first three months of 2013, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium will undergo a major upgrade, which will culminate with APS 2013 on either the weekend of 23/24 March or the Sunday/Monday, 24/25 March. APS members will preview the … Continue reading

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