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    Planetarium Sheet
    Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    The Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium


    USA - CLEVELAND - OHIO


    Type: Museum

    Address: 1 Wade Oval Drive University Circle - Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 41°30'41" N  -  Longitude: 81°36'45" W  -  Altitude: 204m

    Website: https://www.cmnh.org/visit/planetarium-observatory
         
         
    Email: info@cmnh.org
    Phone: +1 216-231 4600

    Director or contact: Evalyn Gates (director and CEO), Jason Davis

    Opened in 2002

    Dome of  12.2m
    Capacity of 87 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Optical system Zeiss: ZKP 3S
    Digital system Sky-Skan: Definiti
    Software: DigitalSky 2
    Video system JVC : 5+1 DLA

    Meridian resolution 4.0 K

    Other: Foucault pendulum

    Dome: Astro-Tec, 53%
    Observatory Ralph Mueller Observatory: 10.5-inch (Warney & Swasey Co. 1899) - 2017-2020: great renovation of the Museum (but not the planetarium)


    History: 1952: The Hanna Star Dome: Spitz A2 - 1959: Mueller planetarium, 9.1m, Spitz A3P - January 15, 2002: new building, Shafran planetarium, 12.2m/87s/ZKP3S - June 2010: digital - 2015 to 2020: great renovations ($150 million)


    Last major evolution: 2010: Digital

    Previous installation













    last update: 09/13/2020


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