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    Planetarium Sheet
    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium


    USA - KINGSPORT - TENNESSEE


    Type: Nature Center

    Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Road - Kingsport, TN 37660
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 36°30'32" N  -  Longitude: 82°36'37" W  -  Altitude: 575m

    Website: https://www.baysmountain.com/planetarium/
         
    Email: adamthanz@kingsporttn.gov
    Phone: +1 423-229 9447

    Director or contact: Adam Thanz (director), Jason Dorfman

    Opened in 1971

    Dome of  12.2m
    Capacity of 102 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Optical system Zeiss: ZKP 4 (No.601)
    Digital system SCISS:
    Software: Uniview
    Video system Zeiss : Powerdome SpaceGate Quinto

    Meridian resolution 2.5 K
    Sound 6.1


    Dome: Astro-Tec, 45%
    Seat: Graystone

    Observatory 203mm refractor, 12-inch Meade LX200, 17.5-inch reflector

    Frequenting: 35000 people per year
    Sessions: 1047 per year

    History: 1971: Spitz - 1976: Goto SG-12 - March 2008: closed for renovation - March 7, 2009: Zeiss ZKP4 + Fulldome ($1.3 million) - June 22-26, 2021: SEPA-MAPS-WAC


    Last major evolution: 2009: Hybrid system + renovations













    last update: 09/20/2020


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