First Digital Planetariums in Russia – 3rd Russian Planetarium Conference Diary
Photo credit: Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium[/caption] [caption id="attachment_157111" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Placing a dome over the planetarium foundation.
Photo credit: Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium[/caption] Many Russian planetariums were first opened in the 1950s-1960s in churches and cathedrals, which was a typical practice during the Soviet times. Recently a need has arisen to return these religious buildings to the church, and found new educational and entertaining centers. Here's the list of Russian planetariums fitted with digital equipment:
- 2007: Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium (16.6m dome, 172 seats, Carl Zeiss Universarium M9, Evans & Sutherland)
- 2009: Kaluga Planetarium (10m dome, Carl Zeiss Space Gate, Skymaster ZKP4)
- 2009: Podolsk Planetarium (6m dome, 33 seats, Epson EMP TW3800)
- 2010: Novokuznetsk Planetarium (10m dome, 70 seats, Carl Zeiss Space Gate, Skymaster ZKP4)
- 2011: Tomsk Planetarium (Carl Zeiss Space Gate, Skymaster ZKP4)
- 2011: Yaroslavl Planetarium (12m dome, 94 seats, Carl Zeiss Skymaster ZKP4)
- 2011: Moscow Planetarium (25m dome, 364 seats, Carl Zeiss Universarium M9)
- 2012: Novosibirsk Planetarium (16m dome, 114 seats)
- 2012: Perm Planetarium (12 m dome, 100 seats, Carl Zeiss ZKP1)
- 2013: Kazan Planetarium (83 seats)
- 2014: Ufa Planetarium (8m dome, 85 seats, Carl Zeiss ZKP3).
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