Saturday, March 30, 2019


With an area of around 25,000 square meters, it is a unique world of knowledge and experience. The futuristic new building houses the exhibition area “Entdeckerwelten”. The Science Dome promises to be one of the main attractions of the new science center – a unique combination of a planetarium and a theatre. It invites visitors to immerse themselves in other worlds – without visual boundaries. The high-quality multimedia and theatrical equipment of the Science Dome creates an atmosphere that is unparalleled even in today's media-influenced world – with wind and fog machines, water curtains, state-of-the-art laser technology, and the specially equipped star projector UNIVERSARIUM Mark IX from ZEISS. The auditorium on a turntable is also unique: when the auditorium rotates 180 degrees, visitors find themselves under a state-of-the-art star dome or in front of the theatre stage.
The star projector for the inclined 21.5 m dome is also in a class of its own. Modern LED light sources let the stars shine like needlesticks in the mantle of the night. The projector is the first of the series with motor-controlled shutters for dimming the stars at the sloping edge of the dome. It cooperates with several digital planetarium systems and is not only retractable but also rotates in the opposite direction to the rotating auditorium – unique in the planetarium world.
From 31 March the doors will be open to all guests. They are invited to wonder and learn.
Photo courtesy: Martin Kraus

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