The Planetarium is a simulator of the sky, what you see is not real but reconstructed.

It consists of two basic components: a projection system (optical-mechanical or digital), set up to represent the sky and celestial motions, and a hemispherical screen.

The Planetarium, which is located inside the Museum, uses a computerized digital graphics system. The projection system used, Digistar6, produced by the American company Evans & Sutherland, is among the most advanced in the world.

A system of 9 computers manages the projection and sound providing the possibility of more and more realistic space travel. The fulldome vision is made with 2 JVC 4K projectors, which have high resolution and image sharpness for a realistic night sky. The Digistar6 employs a highly flexible technology that allows you to customize real-time astronomical shows adapting to different audiences.

With this technology and the use of the Digital Universe, a database of the sky built on observations of the largest telescopes from Earth and from space, you can hover over the Sun and planets, see close up spectacular three-dimensional detail, track satellites and space probes, get close to star clusters and galaxies, and virtually “walk” about the cosmos and travel through time to the beginning of the Big Bang.

For detailed information on DIGISTAR 6 visit the site of Evans & Sutherland.