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Upgrading Horizon – the Planetarium

Well, we are finally here. After being closed for months we are once again open for business. Funded by a $1.3m grant from Lotterywest, Horizon – the Planetarium has undergone some major renovations. We have had a complete gutting of … Continue reading

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Stardome Upgrade October 2013 – Part Two

*Posted by warikl on behalf of the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium Replacing a full rack of servers is not a simple task; many of the servers provide a direct feed to the projectors (four to each projector) through fibre optic … Continue reading

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Stardome Upgrade October 2013 – Part One

*Posted by warikl on behalf of the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium The planetarium industry is constantly evolving; new technologies are being developed to take audiences on more wondrous journeys, and providing presenters with the tools to develop rich stories and … Continue reading

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Melbourne Planetarium Upgrade – Part 4

..and then there was light! And what a fantastic light it is. On Monday the Melbourne Planetarium re-opened to the public with new projectors and audio. The image looks terrific, it is much brighter, the colors are much more vivid, … Continue reading

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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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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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Melbourne Planetarium Upgrade

In May last year the Victorian State Government committed ongoing funds to support the technology of the Melbourne Planetarium. This funding begins from July 2013. This is really exciting news as it means not only can we upgrade our tired … Continue reading

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Almost to the Top!

Here’s the Brisbane Planetarium’s new dome with the third level of panels going in as of the evening of Saturday, 16 February 2013. No work is being done on the dome itself today, so attention is being give to the … Continue reading

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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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