Planetarium Jena

Sternevent GmbH commissioned VIOSO to provide a secondary digital video projection system for the reknown Carl Zeiss Planetarium Jena.
After an extensive shootout between most relevant projector providers, VIOSO delivered a fulldome projection system consisting of 6x Barco F70 4K laser phosphor projectors, one VIOSO Domemaster Server utilizing Wings VIOSO RX for content handling and Wings AVIO for a fully automated projector and show control. Shows are running time code sychronized to an existing spatial audio processing system.

To maintain an absolute uniform blend in all colors as well as pitch black – the main challenge in a planetarium dome – optical blends made by GBVi are incorporated and supported by VIOSO’s latest Anyblend projector calibaration technology.

The VIOSO system is used for the majority of video shows, festivals and events, while the existing  hybrid optomechanical and digital star simulation system remains to display astronomical content.

This makes the Carl Zeiss Planetarium Jena a very uniqe space, using a total of three independend projection systems at the same time.

Place
Jena, Germany

Software
Wings VIOSO RX
Wings AVIO
VIOSO Anyblend

Date
September 2018

Hardware
1x VIOSO Domemaster

Client
Sternevent GmbH

Projectors
6x Barco F70-W8

Partner
VST  GmbH
GBVi Ltd.