|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.