img poster fulldome show The Universe in a Room: The Story of the Planetarium

The Universe in a Room: The Story of the Planetarium

Planetariums were born 100 years ago. This is a story of mankind's attempt to reproduce the starry sky on earth by creating a "model of the universe".

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Type: Feature show
Genre: History
Release date: September 2023

Produced by: Astrolab
Directed by: Masaru Hirohashi



Czech Republic
Honorable Mention
Fulldome Festival Brno


Even during rain or in the daytime, in a planetarium, we can enjoy a sky, full of stars. But, this wonderful invention did not simply appear out of nowhere. Throughout history, humanity has been fascinated by the night sky, and various mechanical models were built, ultimately leading to a magical innovation, to dynamically represent the starry sky.

In ancient Greece, celestial globes, orreries, and astrolabes were created to simulate the motions of stars and planets. How have these models contributed to the development of the planetariums of today?

In this fulldome planetarium show, you can travel back 100 years. Following the notes of the original inventors, you can re-live the challenges and triumphs behind the birth of the modern planetarium.


You can get this show from:
Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.
Loch Ness Productions

Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 25 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: Adults
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG
Audio format: 5.1
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian

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Screened at 13 dome theaters and counting...


Very informative to learn about the history and the importance of modern planetariums for astronomical education.