Glastonbury Planetarium

Glastonbury Planetarium

Glastonbury Planetarium

The new 97,000 s.f. Elementary Magnet school provides students with an opportunity to focus on science and astronomy studies. The main feature of this magnet school is the planetarium located adjacent to the main entrance of the school. The forty foot diameter, 10 degree tilted dome and SciDome HD projection system creates a truly immersive experience. The exterior fifty foot diameter dome is lit by 17 independently controlled color changed LED lights create an equally dynamic light show. The Planetarium is designed for both school and public use.

Additional features include two large aquarium size fish tanks, a terrarium and interactive electronic media which allow students and visitors to see the power usage of the building as well as the amount of electricity produced by the rooftop Photovoltaic panels. The main entry and gallery design provides students with display areas to exhibit their work.

Institution: Glastonbury Planetarium
Opened in: 2013
System type: fixed
Category: School / District
Dome size: 12 (m) | 40 (ft)
Number of seats: 70
CEO / Director: Jason T. Archer
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Theatre Details

Theater name: Glastonbury Planetarium
Institution name: Glastonbury Planetarium
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: School Students
Opened in: 2013
Yearly average attendance: 6000

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 12 (m) | 40 (ft)
Dome Shape: Geodesic
Dome Alignment: tilted
Dome Tilt: 10°

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2013
Projectors Configuration: Single Fisheye
N° of Projectors: 2
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology: DLP
Closest Dome Resolution: 2K
Stereo 3D: None

Audio System

Audio System: 5.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers: 5


Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 70
Headrest Yes
Interactive device No

Programming & Features

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Media Artist

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Productions & Co-Productions

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Fulldome Shows screened and screening here

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Flight of the Butterflies
Dawn of the Space Age
Out There – The quest for extrasolar worlds

Contact Details

Address: 95 Oak Street
ZIP / Postal code: 06033
City: Glastonbury
Country: USA
Continent: North America
Latitude: 41°42'30.81456"
Longitude: -72°35'41.0784"
Phone: 1 (860) 633-4455

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