planetarium


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a building housing an instrument for projecting the positions of the planets onto a domed ceiling

an optical device for projecting images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome

an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems

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The modernization of the planetarium in Mannheim was a great challenge for everyone involved," says Dr.
Critique: "The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods" is an inherently fascinating, informative, and even inspiring read that will have very special appeal to anyone with an interest in astronomy.
Our Universe Above: Winter Skies: Presented LIVE by the COSI Team, this seasonal tour of the universe is a modern planetarium show in the classic tradition of stargazing, filled with stars, planets, constellations, current science news, and audience interaction.
In the mid 1990's Prof Matie Hoffman, current president of ASSA, planted the seed of a digital planetarium in Bloemfontein.
Although there are many other countries whose science centres and related facilities are part of the tourism network, the location of this planetarium in a game reserve adds to its uniqueness.
This is the 16th year that the planetarium has come to the high school.
The planetarium, at the Department of Culture and Information, announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8 2013 at 11.
The annual series of programmes will be broadcast on the BBC between January 8-10 and the planetarium will host a series of events throughout the month to complement the coverage.
It has been narrated by Life's first ever comedian-in-residence and is, as far as director of communications Ian Simmons believes, the first humorous planetarium show anywhere.
They donated a state-of-the-art digital projection system so the planetarium could display sophisticated moving images for the first time.
There is also a planetarium at Birmingham's Think Tank, the funky science museum full of fantastic hands-on displays.
The letter denigrates our entire city by speaking disparagingly of Birmingham's first planetarium.
Peshawar, April 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain formally inaugurated the PIA Planetarium at Hayatabad Peshawar Phase-II sponsored and operated by the Pakistan International Airlines.
PESHAWAR, April 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain formally inaugurated the PIA Planetarium at Hayatabad Peshawar Phase-II sponsored and operated by the Pakistan International Airlines.