List of planetariums

Summary

This entry is a list of permanent planetariums across the world, including software and manufacturers. In addition, many mobile planetariums exist, touring venues such as schools.

Permanent planetariums

The planetariums here are listed in the following format: name, website (if available), city. The International Planetarium Society has a much more complete list at its website.

Africa

Algeria

  • Complexe Culturel Abdelwahab Salim, Tipaza
  • Planetarium de Ghardaia, Ghardaia

Egypt

Ghana

South Africa

Tunisia

  • Planetarium of Tunis Science City, Tunis

Asia

Bangladesh

China

India

  • Vratino Planetarium, Gorakhpur[10]
  • VSRC Planetarium, Gorakhpur[11]
  • Yashwantrao chavan planetarium, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • Indonesia

    Israel

    Japan

    South Korea

    • Gwacheon National Science Museum Planetarium, Gwacheon

    Kuwait

    • Kuwait Planetarium

    Malaysia

    Pakistan

    Philippines

    Sri Lanka

    Taiwan

    Thailand

    Turkmenistan

    Europe

    Austria

    • Digitales Planetarium im Naturhistorischen Museum Wien, Vienna
    • Sternenturm Planetarium Judenburg, Judenburg
    • Zeiss Planetarium der Stadt Wien, Vienna

    Belarus

    Belgium

    Bulgaria

    Croatia

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    Estonia

    Finland

    France

    Germany

    Greece

    • Eugenides Planetarium (see also Evgenidio Foundation), Athens
    • Tholos Virtual Reality Theatre (Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos, Foundation of the Hellenic World), Athens
    • Thessaloniki Planetarium, Thessaloniki

    Hungary

    • Budapest Planetarium (hu:TIT Budapesti Planetárium), Budapest
    • Kecskemét Planetarium, Kecskemét

    Ireland

    Italy

    Kosovo

    • Kosovo Planetarium of Çabrat, Gjakova, Scien.-Edu. Center Cosmos & Human

    Lithuania

    Netherlands

    • Artis Planetarium, Amsterdam
    • Eise Esinga Planetarium, Franeker
    • Omniversum, The Hague
    • Planetarium Planetron, Dwingeloo
    • Planetarium Ridderkerk, Museum Johannes Postschool, Ridderkerk-Rijsoord

    Norway

    • Vitensenteret i Trondheim (Trondheim Science Center), Trondheim
    • Nordnorsk vitensenter (Science Center of Northern Norway), Tromsø
    • Saint Exupery Planetarium, Oslo
    • Science Factory (Vitenfabrikken, Norway), Sandnes

    Poland

    Portugal

    • Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, Lisbon
    • Espinho Planetarium, Navegar Foundation, Espinho
    • Planetario Coimbra, Coimbra
    • Planetário do Porto, Porto

    Romania

    Russia

    Serbia

    Slovakia

    Spain

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    Turkey

    • Bursa Science and Technology Center, Bursa
    • Eskişehir Planetarium, Eskişehir
    • Gaziantep Planetarium and Science Center, Gaziantep
    • Kayseri Science Center, Kayseri
    • Konya Science Center, Konya
    • Serdivan Planetarium, Sakarya
    • Sancaktepe Science experiment Center, Observatory and Planetarium, istanbul
    • Serdivan Planetarium, Sakarya
    • Tuzla Municipality – Şelale Eğitim Parkı – Planetarium ve Observatory, Tuzla

    Ukraine

    United Kingdom

    Other

    North America

    Canada

    Alberta
    British Columbia
    Manitoba
    Ontario
    Quebec
    Yukon

    Costa Rica

    Mexico

    • Complejo Cientifico, Tecnologico y Cultural Planetario de Playa Del Carmen "SAYAB", Quintana Roo
    • Planetario Alfa, Monterrey
    • Planetario de Cajeme en el Parque Infantil "Ostimuri", Ciudad Obregón
    • Planetario de Ciudad Victoria "Dr. Ramiro Iglesias Leal" del Parque Recreativo y Cultural Siglo XXI, Ciudad Victoria
    • Planetario de la Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, Tampico
    • Planetario Digital Móvil Ecosistemas de México, Mexico City
    • Planetario "Dr. Arcadio Poveda Ricalde" del Centro Cultural de Sinaloa, Culiacán
    • Planetario "Dra. Silvia Torres Castilleja", Descubre Museo Interactivo de Ciencias y Tecnología, Aguascalientes
    • Planetario Explora del Museo de Ciencias, León
    • Planetario Hidalgo del Museo Rehilete, Pachuca, Hidalgo
    • Planetario IMAX DOMO de Puebla, Puebla
    • Planetario "Joaquín Gallo" de la Sociedad Astronómica de México, Mexico City
    • Planetario "José Martínez Rocha" del Área de Astronomía del DIF-US, Magdalena de Kino
    • Planetario "Lic. Felipe Rivera" de CECONEXPO, Morelia
    • Planetario Luis Enrique Erro, Mexico City
    • Planetario Móvil de Ludocosmos, Hermosillo
    • Planetronix Móvil de Sistemas Educativos en Astronomía, Guaymas
    • Planetario Móvil EKBÉ, Querétaro
    • Planetario Móvil "Shimba Caa Ana", Cancún
    • Planetario Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City
    • Planetario Tabasco 2000, Villahermosa
    • Planetario "Valente Souza" de la Sociedad Astronómica de México, Mexico City
    • Planetario y Centro Interactivo de Jalisco "Lunaria", Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    • Ziga Zag, Centro de Ciencias, Consejo Zacatecano de Ciencia y Tecnología, Zacatecas

    United States

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    • EpiSphere at the Aerospace Education Center, Little Rock
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    District of Columbia
    Florida
    Georgia
    Guam
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    • Francis Malcolm Science Center Planetarium at Easton, Maine. 776 Houlton Rd.
    • Ladd Planetarium at Bates College, 44 Campus Ave. in Lewiston
    • Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine, Orono
    • Southworth planetarium at University of Southern Maine - Portland campus located at 70 Falmouth ST.
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    • Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    • Mallory Kountze Planetarium (UNO), Omaha
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Planetarium, Omaha
    • Ralph Mueller Planetarium, Lincoln
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    • The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque
    New York
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro University Planetarium at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    Wisconsin

    Oceania

    Australia

    New Zealand

    South America

    Argentina

    Brazil

    Chile

    Colombia

    Ecuador

    • Planetarium of Mitad del Mundo, Ciudad Mitad del Mundo-Quito
    • Planetario de la Armada -Guayaquil- (INOCAR)
    • Planetario Mundo Juvenil -Cuenca-
    • Centro cultural Planetario -Quito- (IGM)

    Uruguay

    Venezuela

    • Planetario del Museo de los Niños de Caracas, Caracas
    • Planetario Humboldt, [Zeiss] Caracas
    • Planetario Fundación la Salle de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, Punta de Piedra
    • Planetario Simón Bolívar (part of Complejo Científico, Cultural y Turístico), Maracaibo

    Planetarium computer software

    Since the invention of the personal computer, the planetarium concept has been extended to include software that displays a realistic sky image. Not all astronomy software can be considered to be planetarium software. While there is no generally accepted definition of the word planetarium in this context, planetarium software generally contains the following features at a minimum:

    • A realistic sky image as seen from Earth
    • The ability to display sky motions in real-time
    • The ability to animate time changes backwards and forwards

    Planetarium manufacturers

    The list below gives the name of firms that have made more than five planetariums, with state they are located in if in the United States, otherwise, the nation. Included are the names of the various models offered by each firm, and an approximate total number sold for each firm. The symbol D after the total indicates the firm is no longer in business or no longer making planetariums.

    • Aquarian – New York City—20 D
    • AsterDomus – Brazil—Portable planetaria manufacturer.
    • Baader – Germany—Großplanetarium, Schulplanetarium, Planetarium 2000
    • Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc., Bremerton, WA—Manufacturers and sellers of Digitarium digital planetarium systems for portable and fixed domes and Digitalis inflatable domes. Industry leading over 800 customers on six continents as of October, 2020.
    • The Elumenati, Milwaukee and Asheville, NC—Single-channel digital projection solutions for fixed and portable domes; lenses, projectors, inflatable domes, and software; GeoDome turnkey immersive learning environments; services including custom installations and content consulting
    • Evans & SutherlandUtah Digistar 1, Digistar 2–30, Digistar 3—over 120, Digistar 4 – over 300, Digistar 5 – over 550
    • E-Planetarium, Houston, Texas—Discovery Dome portable fulldome digital theater with mirror or fisheye projection, Go-Dome inflatable dome—more than 40 in 13 countries
    • Emerald planetariums, Israel—Single and multi-channel digital projection solutions for fixed and portable domes; fish-eye lenses, projectors, inflatable and fixed domes, planetarium immersive learning environments; services including custom installations and turnkey solutions, L.O.P.C live planetarium systems emerald-planetariums.com
    • Fengfei—China—TX 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16–50
    • Farquhar – Pennsylvania—40 D
    • Fulldome.pro: Los Angeles, USA. Chiang Mai, Thailand. Moscow, Russia. Shanghai, China. Experts in fulldome digital projection solutions for planetariums since 2010. Over 300 dome projects installed worldwide.
    • Galileo—Italy—S1, S III—20
    • Gambato—Italy—30
    • Global Immersion—UK, Colorado, Canada—Fidelity fulldome and large-format solutions, (using an open architecture Media Server solution, runs Global Immersion Media Director software and SCISS' Uniview real-time data visualization platform)
    • Go-Dome—portable planetarium [33]
    • Goto—Japan—EX-3, E-5, Eros, Venus, G1014, GE, GE II, GE 6, GM-AT, GS 6, GM-15, Chronos, Helios, GR-T, M-1, S-3, Super Helios—Total is uncertain, about 400 outside Japan. It is said the Japanese government placed an EX-3 in every elementary school in Japan.
    • Ohira Tech – Japan, Megastar-7
    • Hangzhou—China—20
    • Holovis —multi-channel dome projection, Infiniti Dome, large-format solutions, immersive experiences, full dome real-time gaming. Based in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, China and Italy
    • Jindu—China—J8, J10–15
    • Portable Planetariums Home – Argentina – Over 150
    • Minolta—Japan—Geministar, Infinium, MO-6, MS-8, MS-10, Series II, Cosmoleap—over 250
    • MMI Corp. – Maryland—Starworlds (identical to Nova Junior) or Model 6500, 7700, 8800 (identical to Apollo Portable),
    • Moscow—Russia—Eline, UP-2, UP-4—about 10
    • Planetronix – Mexico—about 10
    • RSA Cosmos—France—Cosmodyssee, SN 88, SN 95–20
    • Science First/Starlab Yulee, Florida—manufacturers/ellers of Starlab portable planetariums and digital dtarlabs. Over 650 systems on 6 continents as of December 2010 and growing.
    • shabahang Planetarium, Inc., IRAN —Manufacturer of portable digital planetarium systems.
    • Sky-Skan – New Hampshire immersive full dome installations, from architectural design and build to systems install and maintenance. Original product was SkyVision, now Definiti (runs DigitalSky 2 software). More than 180 systems installed as of 2013.
    • SpitzPennsylvania—A, A1, A2, A3, A3P, A3P', A4, A4RPY, A5, 373, 512, B, C, Spitz Junior (actually made under license by Harmonic Reed), Nova I or Nova Junior (Harmonic Reed under license), Nova II, Nova III, STP, STS, Spitz School—over 500
    • TSA – Ohio—Emmons, TSA—6 D
    • Viewlex—New York—Apollo I, Apollo II, Apollo III, Apollo Portable—125 D
    • XTY—China—15
    • Zeiss—Germany—Mark I to VI, Universarium VII to IX, ZKP-1, ZKP-2 to ZKP-4 (Skymaster), RFP (Spacemaster), Starmaster—400
    • Vratino Technologies [34]India- Gorakhpur(UP), Kolkata(WB). Provide digital projection solutions for portable domes; fish-eye lenses, projectors, inflatable, planetarium immersive learning environments; services including custom installations and turnkey solutions.
    • Vratino Space Research Council [35]India- Gorakhpur (UP), Kolkata (WB) .

    factories in Argentina, Mexico, China and Russian Federation. Biggest portable planetarium exporter worldwide.

    See also

    References

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    8. ^ Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre
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    10. ^ https://www.vratinotechnologies.com
    11. ^ http://www.vsrc.org.in
    12. ^ Centre d'Études et de Réalisations Astronomiques Pégoud
    13. ^ Dnipro Planetarium
    14. ^ AURIGA Star Dome
    15. ^ London Mobile Planetarium
    16. ^ Midlands Mobile Planetarium
    17. ^ Wales Mobile Planetarium
    18. ^ "Samford University Planetarium".
    19. ^ "404".
    20. ^ Planetarium Projector and Science Museum
    21. ^ Hōkūlani Imaginarium
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    33. ^ http://www.go-dome.com
    34. ^ http://www.vratinotechnologies.com
    35. ^ http://www.vsrc.org.in

    Further reading

    • Worldwide Planetarium Database

    External links

    • Planetariums & Digital Dome Theatres Database
    • Plafinder – planetarium search engine
    • IPS/APLF worldwide list
    • Loch Ness Productions Fulldome Theater Compendium (fulldome facilities)
    • Loch Ness Productions Dome Theater Compendium (classic facilities)
    • Auriga Astronomy Mobile Planetarium for the UK since 2001