This hall with 100 seats is without exaggeration the "heart" of the whole building and according to it we were named. In this 'astronomical cinema', you can admire the faithful imitation of the starry sky with stars, constellations, planets, moon, sun and other objects.
Our artificial sky can rotate in all possible directions, so there is no problem seeing the heavenly heavens in the shortest time, seeing what constellations Australia sees, or admiring stellar mythology.
With special technologies, you can experience a simulated flight through space, and closely observe countless space objects like planets, comets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters. Many of them can also be viewed on large-scale stereoscopic (3D) projection.
But that is far from everything. In addition to the classical optomechanical projector, we also have a digital projection in the hall of the planetarium, thanks to which another unique novelty has been added: a spherical cinema.
What is it about? In a normal cinema, you can only see the picture in front of you on a screen. In a spherical cinema, the image is projected on the dome and the viewer can watch the scene not only in front of him, but also up, left, right and even behind! It is so much more drawn into the action and space, without any special aids. Spherical films are not necessarily about space, so we try to include other themed films in our offer.
The planetarium hall is equipped with a state-of-the-art hybrid planetarium and a 13.2-meter projection dome for perfect space viewing. This unique installation is built up from the Evans and Sutherland digital planetarium, synchronized with the Pandia optomechanical planetarium via Digistar 5 control and simulation software.
photo: Boris Renner
This combination allows a perfect view of the starry sky, planets and other objects as seen from the Earth, but also a fly through the entire known visible universe, including a detailed display of countless space objects such as extrasolar planets, comets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters.