Friday, October 7, 2022

Global Imagination announces new Magic Planet at Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen

Global Imagination’s Magic Planet at Tycho Brahe Planetarium
Message received from Global Imagination:

‘Each year, over 250,000 visitors pass through the doors of the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Starting in May of 2010, visitors to the planetarium were treated to a new addition: The educational and engaging Magic Planet®.
The 30″ (76cm) pedestal system with an EVO projector offers visitors to Tycho Brahe a glimpse into the dynamic features of the planets and major moons. The planetarium has utilized the free NASA / ESA “Solar System Tour” interface to educate their visitors, and they recently launched a bilingual (Danish/English) version of the touch-screen in the summer of 2010. 

The planetarium’s Magic Planet was fully funded by the Nordea Foundation, a charitable Danish foundation committed to activities that are “good for both body and soul.” It was housed in the permanent Active Universe exhibit, which includes a model of the International Space Station and the planets of the Solar System hanging from the ceiling.

“The Magic Planet gives our visitors a unique opportunity to experience the dynamics of weather and other phenomena on Earth,” said Dr. Michael J.D. Linden-Vørnle, “[The] Magic Planet is a formidable outreach tool for astronomy and space science… Both we and our visitors love it!”‘

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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