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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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Capturing the Cosmos

In a first for the APS, the new Australian planetarium show Capturing the Cosmos, will be released nationally in fixed planetarium domes around Australia, from Monday, March 21. This has been made possible through a partnership between Melbourne Planetarium and … Continue reading

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MIFF returns to the Melbourne Planetarium

The Melbourne International Film Festival is again returning to the Melbourne Planetarium.  This year the planetarium will present two special fulldome showcases. Showcase One – Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th August at 7pm Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful?, from … Continue reading

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Starlight wins at the Fulldome Festival in Jena

The Melbourne Planetarium is very pleased to announce that Starlight is joint winner of the prestigious Directors Award at the 2015 Fulldome Festival in Jena.  The jury decided to split the award between Starlight and Habitat Earth produced by the California Academy … Continue reading

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What will Pluto look like?

Way back in August 2005 I first started working at the Melbourne Planetarium.  I was brought in as an animator on Melbourne Planetarium’s very first, fully-rendered fulldome production ‘The Problem with Pluto’. At that time the debate was still raging … Continue reading

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MIFF returns to the Melbourne Planetarium for the 5th year

The Melbourne International Film Festival is returning to the Melbourne Planetarium again, for the 5th year in a row. This year the planetrium will be screening two different fulldome showcases. Showcase One – Saturday 9 and Friday 15 August, 7 … Continue reading

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Melbourne Planetarium Presentations at IPS2014

During the IPS2014 conference all three attendees from Museum Victoria presented papers. Tanya Hill presented – GAMA: A new astronomical dataset exploring cosmology and galaxy evolutions.  This paper was very well received as Tanya demonstrated how planetariums can now work … Continue reading

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Tilt heads North

A brand new version of Tilt for the Northern Hemisphere is on the way. The voice recording with the American actors has just wrapped up. Here is a picture of Cole who plays the voice of Max in the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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A visit to the Great Melbourne Telescope

Last Sunday, a group of the APS members took a brief pre-conference tour of the Great Melbourne Telescope restoration project. The group was met by Dr. Richard Gillespie who gave a fascinating and insightful presentation on the history of the … Continue reading

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Seamans mission in Melbourne

Since the APS is in Melbourne over the next day or two I thought it was interesting to consider one of the other domes in Melbourne, the Seamans Mission. External photograph below The interior is delightful, including the 4 second … Continue reading

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