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    Planetarium Sheet
    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    The Burke Baker Planetarium


    USA - HOUSTON - TEXAS


    Type: Museum

    Address: One Hermann Circle Drive - Houston, TX 77030
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 29°43'17" N  -  Longitude: 95°23'23" W  -  Altitude: 15m

    Website: http://www.hmns.org/planetarium/
    Website 2: http://www.hmns.org
         
         
    Email: csumners@hmns.org
    Phone: +1 713-639 4629

    Director or contact: Carolyn Sumners (director)

    Opened in 1964

    Dome of  15.2m
    Capacity of 187 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt 20°

    Digital system Evans & Sutherland: Digistar 5 True8K

    Video system Sony : VPL-GTZ280 (5+5) lasers 4K 120 Hz (50 millions pixels)

    Meridian resolution 8.0 K

    Other: Imax (other theater)

    Dome: Astro-Tec
    Observatory George Observatory: 36-inch Gueymard telescope (other location)

    Gift Shop Yes
    Portable: Discovery Dome (Rice University + George Observatory)


    History: July 1964: 15.2/232s/Spitz STP - 1990: Digitar - 1998: 208s/Sky-Skan 6 Christie Matrix 3000 - March 2016: True 8K - 2016: candidate for IPS2020


    Last major evolution: 2016: Digistar 5 8k













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