List of planetariums

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 planetariumsEdit

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.

AfricaEdit

AlgeriaEdit

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

EgyptEdit

GhanaEdit

South AfricaEdit

TunisiaEdit

AsiaEdit

BangladeshEdit

ChinaEdit

IndiaEdit

  • Vratino Planetarium, Gorakhpur[10]
  • VSRC Planetarium, Gorakhpur[11]
  • IndonesiaEdit

    IranEdit

    • Astronomy and Science Center Planetarium of Zanjan
    • EbneHeysam Planetarium of Ahwaz
    • Engarium, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
    • Ghadir Planetarium, Ahvaz
     
    Astronomy and Science Center of Zanjan-Iran

    IsraelEdit

    JapanEdit

    South KoreaEdit

    KuwaitEdit

    MalaysiaEdit

    MyanmarEdit

    NepalEdit

    PakistanEdit

    PhilippinesEdit

    Sri LankaEdit

    TaiwanEdit

    ThailandEdit

    TurkmenistanEdit

    EuropeEdit

    AustriaEdit

    BelarusEdit

    BelgiumEdit

    BulgariaEdit

    CroatiaEdit

    Czech RepublicEdit

    DenmarkEdit

    EstoniaEdit

    FinlandEdit

    FranceEdit

    GermanyEdit

    GreeceEdit

    HungaryEdit

    IrelandEdit

    ItalyEdit

    KosovoEdit

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

    LithuaniaEdit

    NetherlandsEdit

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

    NorwayEdit

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

    PolandEdit

    PortugalEdit

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

    RomaniaEdit

    RussiaEdit

    SerbiaEdit

    SlovakiaEdit

    SpainEdit

    SwedenEdit

    SwitzerlandEdit

    TurkeyEdit

    • 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

    UkraineEdit

    United KingdomEdit

    OtherEdit

    North AmericaEdit

    CanadaEdit

    AlbertaEdit
    British ColumbiaEdit
    ManitobaEdit
    OntarioEdit
    QuebecEdit
    YukonEdit

    Costa RicaEdit

    MexicoEdit

    United StatesEdit

    AlabamaEdit
    AlaskaEdit
    ArizonaEdit
    ArkansasEdit
    • EpiSphere at the Aerospace Education Center, Little Rock
    CaliforniaEdit
    ColoradoEdit
    ConnecticutEdit
    District of ColumbiaEdit
    FloridaEdit
    GeorgiaEdit
    GuamEdit
    HawaiiEdit
    IdahoEdit
    IllinoisEdit
    IndianaEdit
    IowaEdit
    KansasEdit
    KentuckyEdit
    LouisianaEdit
    MaineEdit
    • 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.
    MarylandEdit
    MassachusettsEdit
    MichiganEdit
    MinnesotaEdit
    MississippiEdit
    • Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson
    MissouriEdit
    MontanaEdit
    NebraskaEdit
    • Mallory Kountze Planetarium (UNO), Omaha
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Planetarium, Omaha
    • Ralph Mueller Planetarium, Lincoln
    NevadaEdit
    New HampshireEdit
    New JerseyEdit
    New MexicoEdit
    • The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque
    New YorkEdit
    North CarolinaEdit
    OhioEdit
    OklahomaEdit
    OregonEdit
    PennsylvaniaEdit
  • Edinboro University Planetarium at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
  • Puerto RicoEdit
    Rhode IslandEdit
    South CarolinaEdit
    TennesseeEdit
    TexasEdit
    UtahEdit
    VermontEdit
    VirginiaEdit
    WashingtonEdit
    WisconsinEdit

    OceaniaEdit

    AustraliaEdit

    New ZealandEdit

    South AmericaEdit

    ArgentinaEdit

    BrazilEdit

    ChileEdit

    ColombiaEdit

    EcuadorEdit

    • 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)

    UruguayEdit

    VenezuelaEdit

    • 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 softwareEdit

    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 manufacturersEdit

    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 [34]
    • 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 [35]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 [36]India- Gorakhpur (UP), Kolkata (WB) .

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

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

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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
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    13. ^ Centre d'Études et de Réalisations Astronomiques Pégoud
    14. ^ Dnipro Planetarium
    15. ^ AURIGA Star Dome
    16. ^ London Mobile Planetarium
    17. ^ Midlands Mobile Planetarium
    18. ^ Wales Mobile Planetarium
    19. ^ "Samford University Planetarium".
    20. ^ "404".
    21. ^ Planetarium Projector and Science Museum
    22. ^ Hōkūlani Imaginarium
    23. ^ https://www.bsu.edu/web/planetarium
    24. ^ http://kennedy.sb.school/planetarium
    25. ^ "Seymour Planetarium | Springfield Museums". 2016-09-22.
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    29. ^ Fair Lawn High School Astronomy Center
    30. ^ Ingram Planetarium
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    32. ^ Moody Planetarium
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    34. ^ http://www.go-dome.com
    35. ^ http://www.vratinotechnologies.com
    36. ^ http://www.vsrc.org.in

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