Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Zeiss Donates £110,000 in Digital Planetarium Equipment to Liverpool Museum

Existing planetarium projector, courtesy World Museum

by Joe Kleiman, IPM Online News Editor

Liverpool, England — The 42-year old planetarium at World Museum, part of National Museums Liverpool, closed on January 4, 2012 to transition into a fulldome digital facility.  The new equipment, joining the original Zeiss analog star projector, consists of the Zeiss Spacegate Duo and accompanying software.  The German optics company is providing the digital equipment at no cost to the museum.  The planetarium, which seats 62 and opened in 1970, is the only static planetarium in the country that does not charge admission.  The digital upgrade is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.

Carl Zeiss International
World Museum

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Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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