Planetariums – Fulldome Cinema and the Art of Science Communication

Seminar/Forum

Planetariums – Fulldome Cinema and the Art of Science Communication

Cory Theatre
GTAC (Gene Technology Access Centre) in the grounds of University High School

Parkville

1H Royal Parade

Booking not required

Further Details

T: (03) 9345 2555

reception@wehi.edu.au

Traditional planetariums have been around since the 1930s. Making use of a specialized ‘star projector’ to recreate the night sky, this technology remained almost unchanged up until the mid-1990s. Then projector technology developed to the point where a seamless image could be created to cover the entire dome of a planetarium. Suddenly the immersive world of fulldome film came into being. 

Fulldome has proven to be an incredibly powerful format as both a story-telling medium and as an engaging educational tool. Warik will examine the development of fulldome technology, its parallels to traditional filmmaking and its use in science communication.

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