London Planetarium

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The building known as the London Planetarium is in Marylebone Road, London.wikipedia
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It is adjacent to Madame Tussauds and is owned by the same company. Madame Tussauds subsequently announced that in July 2006 the Auditorium would open with a show by Aardman Animations about celebrities.
Until 2010 it incorporated the London Planetarium in its west wing.

Peter Harrison Planetarium

The only planetarium in London is now the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich, south east London.
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Zeiss projector

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For its first five decades of operation, an opto-mechanical star projector, a Zeiss projector Mark IV, offered the audience a show based on a view of the night sky as seen from earth.

Fulldome

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In 2004, the Planetarium was upgraded to a full-colour Digistar 3 system that allows both pre-rendered and real-time shows to transport the audience in an immersive fulldome video environment to distant realms of time and space.

John Ebdon

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John Ebdon, author, broadcaster and Graecophile was director of the London Planetarium (b.
John Ebdon (December 22, 1923– March 19, 2005 ) was a British author, broadcaster, Graecophile and, for 21 years, director of the London Planetarium.

Henry C. King

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Dr Henry C. King served as Scientific Director before opening and curating the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto, Canada.
In 1956, he became the first Scientific Director of the London Planetarium.

Marylebone Road

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The building known as the London Planetarium is in Marylebone Road, London.

Planetarium

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A famous London landmark, it was once a notable tourist attraction, housing a planetarium, which offered shows relating to space and astronomy. In 1995, one of the world's first digital planetarium systems, Digistar II (created by Evans & Sutherland) was installed in a £4.5 million redevelopment, allowing monochromatic 3D journeys through space and many other kinds of show to be presented.

Marvel Super Heroes 4D

From 2010 forward, the building that once housed the London Planetarium houses the Marvel Super Heroes 4D attraction.

Greenwich

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The only planetarium in London is now the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich, south east London.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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In 1958 the London Planetarium was opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 19 March, with public presentations commencing on the 20th.

World War II

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It occupied the site of an old cinema that was destroyed in the Second World War, and seated an audience of around 330 beneath a horizontal dome approximately 18 m in diameter.

Planetarium projector

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For its first five decades of operation, an opto-mechanical star projector, a Zeiss projector Mark IV, offered the audience a show based on a view of the night sky as seen from earth.

Laser

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Between 1977 and 1990, evening laser performances called 'Laserium' (see Ivan Dryer) were held.

Ivan Dryer

Laserium
Between 1977 and 1990, evening laser performances called 'Laserium' (see Ivan Dryer) were held.

Digistar

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In 1995, one of the world's first digital planetarium systems, Digistar II (created by Evans & Sutherland) was installed in a £4.5 million redevelopment, allowing monochromatic 3D journeys through space and many other kinds of show to be presented.

Dimension

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In 1995, one of the world's first digital planetarium systems, Digistar II (created by Evans & Sutherland) was installed in a £4.5 million redevelopment, allowing monochromatic 3D journeys through space and many other kinds of show to be presented.

Evans & Sutherland

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In 2004, the Planetarium was upgraded to a full-colour Digistar 3 system that allows both pre-rendered and real-time shows to transport the audience in an immersive fulldome video environment to distant realms of time and space. In 1995, one of the world's first digital planetarium systems, Digistar II (created by Evans & Sutherland) was installed in a £4.5 million redevelopment, allowing monochromatic 3D journeys through space and many other kinds of show to be presented.

Pre-rendering

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In 2004, the Planetarium was upgraded to a full-colour Digistar 3 system that allows both pre-rendered and real-time shows to transport the audience in an immersive fulldome video environment to distant realms of time and space.

Immersion (virtual reality)

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In 2004, the Planetarium was upgraded to a full-colour Digistar 3 system that allows both pre-rendered and real-time shows to transport the audience in an immersive fulldome video environment to distant realms of time and space.

Evening Standard

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In January 2006, freelance journalist Paul Sutherland broke the news in the London Evening Standard that the London Planetarium was being renamed the Auditorium and would replace astronomical presentations with entertainment shows.

Aardman Animations

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Madame Tussauds subsequently announced that in July 2006 the Auditorium would open with a show by Aardman Animations about celebrities.

McLaughlin Planetarium

Dr Henry C. King served as Scientific Director before opening and curating the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto, Canada.

Brian Moore's Head Looks Uncannily Like London Planetarium

Brian Moore's Head Looks Uncannily Like London Planetarium was a fanzine devoted to Gillingham F.C.