Eastern Michigan University Planetarium

Eastern Michigan University Planetarium

Eastern Michigan University Planetarium

The EMU Planetarium opened January 5, 2011 and commenced public shows in January 2013. The Planetarium is home to over 450 students studying astronomy each semester.

The EMU Planetarium is a 37-seat facility with a 28 foot-diameter domed ceiling, featuring:

  • Digitalis Epsilon planetarium projector
  • high-definition presentation projector
  • 7.1 Dolby surround sound
  • LED lighting
  • SMART board

The facility resides in a spherical classroom suspended four stories above the ground in the atrium area of the New Science Complex.

All of the equipment in the new EMU Planetarium was acquired through the generous donations of friends, faculty, and emeritus faculty of the Department, as well as the Department of Physics and Astronomy and EMU.
For general inquiries, please email us at emu_planetarium@emich.edu

Institution: Eastern Michigan University
Opened in: 2011
System type: fixed
Category: University / College
Dome size: 10 (m) | 27 (ft)
Number of seats: 37
CEO / Director: Thomas Kasper
Official website: http://www.emich.edu/planetarium/

Theatre Details

Theater name: Eastern Michigan University Planetarium
Institution name: Eastern Michigan University
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: University Students
Opened in: 2011
Yearly average attendance: 2500

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 10 (m) | 27 (ft)
Dome Shape: Spherical
Dome Alignment: not tilted
Dome Tilt:

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2014
Projectors Configuration: Single Fisheye
N° of Projectors: 1
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology: DLP
Closest Dome Resolution: 1K
Stereo 3D: None

Audio System

Audio System: 7.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers: 9


Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 37
Headrest Yes
Interactive device No

Programming & Features

Programming & Features: Educational, Fulldome features, Traditional
Additional features:

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Contact Details

Address: 303 Strong Hall
ZIP / Postal code: 48197
City: Ypsilanti
Country: USA
Continent: North America
Latitude: 42°30'0"
Longitude: 83°30'0"
Website: http://www.emich.edu/planetarium/
Phone: 734-487-3033

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