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  Planetarium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A planetarium is a theater built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation.
Archimedes is attributed with possessing a primitive planetarium device that could predict the movements of the Sun, the Moon and the planets.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the first planetarium that was built on a U.S. college campus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Planetarium   (3351 words)

 English version
In such conditions, the task of the Planetarium was, apart from reading of ordinary mass lectures, to render a practical assistance to soldiers and commanders of the Soviet Army in the form of special lectures of military cycle for scouts and military pilots.
The numerous publications in the press depicting the catastrophic state of the Planetarium and forecasting its inevitable closing in June 1992 attracted the attention of the sponsor company TWINS which in the course of two years was gratuitously financing the continuos running of the Planetarium's principal activity.
The existing concept of reconstruction and re-equipment of the Moscow Planetarium is the continuation of the work started in 1996, where the crisis state of the Planetarium's building, its social and educational meaning in the life of the capital, scientific principles of designing of modern planetariums, objects and tasks of the forthcoming reconstruction are considered.
www.planetarium.ru /english/english.html   (1930 words)

 Fairfax County Public Schools Planetarium Website
The planetarium was added to the school when the former Whittier Intermediate School was renovated and became a high school.
A renovation of the planetarium, which was completed in February of 1990, added an auxiliary console with 16 slide faders controlling four banks of four AC outlets for panoramas and other special effects.
The most recent addition to the planetarium is a NEC MT600 Video Projector which is supplemented by a Sony 1270Q Video/Data projection system that was generously donated by TRW.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /DIS/OHSICS/planet/contacts/fchs.htm   (252 words)

 Planetarium Information - Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium
The Miami Planetarium opened its doors to the public on November 4, 1966 and has entertained and educated children of all ages about astronomy and the wonders of the night sky ever since.
The Planetarium, home to Jack Horkheimer’s Star Gazer, the world’s first and only weekly television series on naked-eye astronomy, houses a 65-foot diameter domed projection screen with 231 seats.
At the heart of the Planetarium is a SPITZ “Space Transit Planetarium” star projector, which is capable of accurately reproducing the stars and planets as seen from anywhere on Earth at any time during the year.
www.miamisci.org /www/eventsplan.html   (260 words)

 Pacific Science Center's Willard Smith Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Planetarium shows are free with your admission to Pacific Science Center.
School groups and other private groups can also reserve the Planetarium for a show whose content is tailored to the ages of the group.
Planetarium visitors must be 4 years or older.
www.pacsci.org /planetarium   (189 words)

 Review: Planetarium
Planetarium is cleverly contrived, with events and connections ticking back and forth through its twelve chapters.
Planetarium is an eminently amusing read, with a wry turn of phrase that skips deftly between philosophical musing and wit.
Planetarium is actually closer to the classic puzzle-books (Masquerade, Maze, the bee book) than to a computer game.
www.eblong.com /zarf/gamerev/planetarium.html   (1375 words)

 Unofficial Launceston Planetarium Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The planetarium projector, the heart of the system, displays all the stars visible to the unaided eye from the southern hemisphere, and simulates the apparent motion of the stars as the Earth rotates.
As well as entertaining the public and showing informative programmes, the Launceston Planetarium is actively involved in the education of school children of all ages in the fascinating science of astronomy.
The new planetarium show, first presented on the evening of Wednesday, 26 April 2000, focuses on the way in which people have imagined shapes among the stars and included them in stories and legends for thousands of years.
www.vision.net.au /~peter/AST/launplan/launplan.htm   (675 words)

 Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space | American Museum of Natural History
The new Hayden Planetarium is unlike any other such facility in the world.
With this high-definition system, the Hayden Planetarium is the largest and most powerful virtual reality simulator in the world.
The bottom half of the Hayden Sphere houses the Big Bang, where visitors will be transported to the beginning of time and space, experiencing a dramatic, multisensory re-creation of the first moments of the universe.
www.amnh.org /rose/haydenplanetarium.html   (151 words)

 Planetarium - A&M-Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The planetarium has a 40-foot dome and a Digistar 3 all digital projection system which fills the dome with sights and sounds beyond imagination.
The planetarium's 87 reclined seats immerse the audience in a space environment filling their vision and appearing to take them beyond the confines of the Earth.
The planetarium is open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 and 8 PM (call 903-468-8652 for a recording specifying specific dates).
www.tamu-commerce.edu /university/planetarium/planetarium.asp   (182 words)

 Spheres and Planetaria (Introduction)
It was a planetarium: a mechanical model which shows the motions of the sun, moon, and planets as viewed from the earth.
The device, now called the Antikythera mechanism, was analyzed by Derek De Solla Price of Yale University, who concluded that it was an ancient planetarium in which the positions of the heavenly bodies were indicated by dials on the face of the device.
The positions of the heavenly bodies may be indicated by individual dials, as with the Antikythera mechanism, or through the relative positions of small spheres representing the bodies, as with Archimedes' planetarium.
www.mcs.drexel.edu /~crorres/Archimedes/Sphere/SphereIntro.html   (716 words)

 Morrison Planetarium - California Academy of Sciences
In partnership with Media Interchange, Morrison Planetarium is thrilled to bring you "Sky Tour," a personal tour of the night sky.
Your tour guide is Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Morrison Planetarium is currently closed during the Academy's reconstruction and is being remodeled along with the rest of the museum.
www.calacademy.org /planetarium   (165 words)

 Welcome to the Ingram Planetarium
The recently completed Ingram Planetarium and Science Center at Sunset Beach, North Carolina, is a state of the art facility offering planetary and astronomy programs and hands-on exhibits for all ages.
Schools, churches, civic, and social groups with larger attendance should call the Planetarium at 575-0033 to schedule special showings of this program to meet the needs of their congregation and constituents.
Ingram Planetarium is an 85-seat domed theater and science exhibit hall with a mission to provide a broader understanding of our Earth, solar system, and universe.
www.ingramplanetarium.org   (1136 words)

 General Information
The Planetarium is a multi-purpose audio/visual theatre dedicated to providing the best astronomical and entertainment programming for Manitobans and visitors.
The Planetarium project began in 1961 as part of the planning for the Manitoba Centennial Centre complex to celebrate both Canada's (1967) and Manitoba's (1970) centennials.
Visitors to the Planetarium become intrepid astronomical explorers as they embark on a voyage of discovery from yesterday to tomorrow and beyond.
www.manitobamuseum.mb.ca /pl_info.html   (358 words)

 Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium
The Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium is operated by CSUN's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The late Dr. Adrian Herzog was the first planetarium director, and the design concept is his.
The Bianchi Planetarium is also equipped to support large format image projection and captivating digital sound.
www.csun.edu /phys/announcements_and_planetarium/planetarium.html   (781 words)

 Griffith Observatory Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Planetarium shows for the public are presented in a sophisticated mini-planetarium that uses full-color all-dome video projection on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and morning school shows are presented in the Griffith Observatory Satellite, located in the northeast corner of Griffith Park near the L.A. Zoo.
The star projector which was used from 1964 to 2002 was the one-ton Zeiss Mark IV planetarium projector.
Planetarium shows are presented at the Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State University Northridge in the San Fernando Valley
www.griffithobs.org /Planetarium.html   (394 words)

 Dream: History of Planetarium, Mark Chartrand, IPS Planetarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(This planetarium had a 30 meter dome, one of the largest ever constructed, and totally destroyed in the war.) The Model 11 was the large dumbbell-shaped projector which everyone has since identified with Zeiss.
The Fels Planetarium became the second in the U.S., opening on Nov. 1, 1933, and 1935 saw the opening of the Griffith Planetarium on May 14 and the Hayden Planetarium on October 2.
The planetarium is school, theater, and cinema in one classroom under the eternal dome of the sky."
www.ips-planetarium.org /planetarian/articles/twothousandyr_Dream/twothousandyr_dream.html   (2787 words)

 Lake County Visitor Guide - Planetarium - Northern California Travel
To serve the needs of schools and other interested visitors to N o r t h e r n California, the Taylor Planetarium and Observatory was constructed by the Lake County Office of Education.
The Taylor Planetarium and Observatory is situated in Kelseyville, just minutes east of Highway 29, between Lakeport and Lower Lake.
The Taylor Planetarium and Observatory is the perfect place for exploration, discovery and fun.
www.lakecounty.com /things/planet.html   (463 words)

 Rock Creek Park Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The only planetarium in the national park system, it is meant to stimulate and foster an interest in the sky and stars.
Although it is not the purpose of the planetarium's programs to present a great wealth of astronomical information, certain fundamental concepts are woven into the fabric of each program, concepts which are basic to a proper understanding of the sky.
With a dome-shaped ceiling designed to reflect light, the planetarium can duplicate the motion of the stars and planets as they might be observed from any point on Earth using a Spitz planetarium projector.
www.nps.gov /rocr/planetarium   (468 words)

 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Planetarium Science Center, About us
The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a hands-on facility that offers interactive knowledge in various fields of science with special emphasis on Physics and Astronomy.
The PSC aims at propagating scientific culture through a series of scientific shows, exhibits and workshops, available to visitors regardless of their age or their scientific background, to promote the concept of science centers as an educational tool.
It is located next to the Planetarium, where visitors are able to interact with its exhibits which cover various scientific topics, with emphasis on Physics and Astronomy.
www.bibalex.org /English/psc/about/overview.htm   (181 words)

 Museum of Arts and Sciences - Daytona Beach, FL - Planetarium
Two of the most profound questions humans can ask are "Where do we come from?" and "Are we alone?" It is only natural that we look across the gulfs of space to search for other inhabited worlds.
young ones transition and adjust to the darkened planetarium.
Planetarium admission free for members and $3 for adults/$2 for children with paid Museum admission.
www.moas.org /plan_1.html   (265 words)

 PLANETARIUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Pat Thomas Planetarium is located in Room 108 of the Richards Building(UPL)which is located on the westend of the FSU campus.
The planetarium has a SPITZ512system located under a 30 foot diameter dome.
The daily operation of the planetarium has been the responsibility of Dr. Vasken Hagopian (faculty) and Lance King (staff).
www.physics.fsu.edu /Planetarium/ptplanet.htm   (273 words)

 The city of Most - For tourists - Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Planetarium in Most is the member of association of planetariums of the Czech Republic, specialist worker of planetarium is the member of committee of the Czech astronomic company.
After the planned completion of the works in November 2006 the Planetarium will became the most modern installation in the Czech Republic with the exception of Prague, but there is a planetarium of another type.
The activities of the planetarium have been temporarily stopped owing to the planned reconstruction.
www.mumost.cz /english/turisti/planetarium/eplanet.htm   (161 words)

 Planetarium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ball State Planetarium is a sky theater that can simulate the night sky at any place on Earth, at any time of the year.
The planetarium operates from October through the end of April, except during university vacations and examination periods; it is normally closed during the summer months.
The planetarium has been in operation for more than thirty years.
www.bsu.edu /planetarium   (157 words)

 UCLA Astronomy : Planetarium and Telescopes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Public planetarium shows (suitable for all ages) are given by current astronomy and astrophysics graduate students.
Unfortunately, due to the darkness needed inside the planetarium, late arrivals can not be admitted.
On clear nights after the planetarium shows, visitors are invited to look through one of the department telescopes at a variety of celestial objects, including planets, nebulae, and/or star clusters (depending on what objects are currently in the sky).
www.astro.ucla.edu /planetarium   (245 words)

 Kent State University Planetarium
Kent State University Planetarium is maintained by the Department of Physics for use in astronomy courses, as well as for presentation of shows to groups outside the department.
In addition, the Planetarium usually presents annually a series of four public shows, primarily for small groups and individuals, which includes our Christmas show (The Star of Bethlehem), spring shows, and The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence.
Planetarium shows can presently be arranged for youth, educational, and civic groups of 25 or more persons.
planetarium.kent.edu /users/planet   (361 words)

 Adler Planetarium: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Adler Planetarium is a public planetarium planetarium quick summary:
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ad/adler_planetarium.htm   (677 words)

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