Nagoya, Japan, Jan 31, 2011 — Brother Industries, Ltd. announced that it entered into an agreement with Nagoya city to acquire the naming rights of the newly constructed planetarium dome of Nagoya City Science Museum. The name “Brother Earth” is given for this planetarium dome, which is scheduled to be opened on March 19, 2011.
Brother promotes manufacturing, scientific and technological developments within the community by providing educational events for children to experience product-manufacturing or offering sponsorships and donations for the local facilities and community groups such as Nagoya City Science Museum. The company considers the planetarium as a special place to inspire children and impart to them a better understanding about space science and technology.
“Brother Earth” is a slogan denoting the Brother Group’s environmental activity and ideals.
According to Sky-Skan: “The world’s largest planetarium is set to open in Nagoya, Japan with a stunning Definiti 8K digital dome display system! The planetarium seats 350. The dome diameter is 35 meters (115 ft.), making it the largest planetarium/fulldome theater in the world. Sky-Skan worked with its partner Konica Minolta for this project.”