Planetarium – News
SkySkan, global leaders in digital planetarium technology, will be hosted by the Iziko Planetarium from 3 – 11 September 2011. The Iziko Planetarium and SkySkan will offer audiences the unique opportunity to experience fully immersive full-dome planetarium presentations. Multiple-projector video projections seamlessly blend together animations, images and composite environments to create a full-dome image that completely covers the hemispherical projection surface.
On a clear night, can one really see forever? Apparently not, according to the new Iziko Planetarium show "Living inside the cosmic egg" which opens on 1 August and runs until year-end. The show describes an opaque 'wall' which surrounds the observable universe. Within the confines of this wall exist billions of galaxies, each galaxy a gigantic city of stars, each star probably having its own solar system.
The Iziko Planetarium situated alongside the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town has been in operation since October 1987. It is, however, interesting to note that the present facility is not the first planetarium theatre that was housed at the South African Museum and that the first planetarium on the site was in fact opened in 1958.