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    Planetarium Sheet
    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center - UNC
    GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater


    USA - CHAPEL HILL - NORTH CAROLINA


    Type: Science Center

    Address: 250 East Franklin St - Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 35°54'49" N  -  Longitude: 79°03'02" W  -  Altitude: 144m

    Website: https://moreheadplanetarium.org/
         
               
    Email: moreheadplanetarium@unc.edu
    Phone: +1 919-962 1236

    Director or contact: Todd Boyette (director), Richard McColman

    Opened in 1949

    Dome of  20.7m
    Capacity of 229 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Digital system Sky-Skan : Definiti
    Software: SCISS Uniview
    Video system Sony : 5+1 SXRD

    Meridian resolution 4.0 K
    Sound 5.1


    Observatory dome on the roof: 24-inch Schmitt-Cassegrain

    Gift Shop Yes
    Portable: Digital

    Frequenting: 160000 people per year

    History: May 10, 1949: 20.7m/330s/Zeiss II from Goteborg (Sweden), sixth in USA - 1959: Zeiss II upgraded to III - March 19, 1969: Zeiss VI - 2010: Fulldome, renamed - April 2011: Zeiss VI dismantled (oriented seats, $1.5 million) - CAPE 2013
     2019/2020: $6 million renovation

    Last major evolution: 2019: Renovation

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    last update: 02/16/2021


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