LIFT-OFF FOR PLANETARIUM! World Museum’s planetarium goes digital

Liverpool Museum gets digital planetariumWorld Museum’s planetarium will get a £110,000 re-vamp more than four decades after it first opened.

German based company Zeiss has donated a new digital projection system which will transform the planetarium experience for visitors.

The 62 seat venue remains the UK’s only free planetarium with four shows daily. The planetarium closed this week while improvement work is carried out and will re-open on Monday 30 January.

Instead of static images, visitors will be treated to more immersive shows that bring the solar system right to their seat.

Jennifer Longman, planetarium education manager at World Museum, said: “We are getting brand new digital projectors which will work alongside our existing equipment. This will mean more exciting and more immersive shows than ever before.

“We will be able to use ‘all dome’ technology to create mind-blowing shows and visitors will be able get up-close to the moon or the volcanoes of Mars from the comfort of their seat.”

The planetarium has been welcoming visitors since 1970 and attracts around 90,000 people each year.

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