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'Imiloa Center To Become World’s First Fulldome 3D Stereo Planetarium

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Dawn of the Space Age show launches in 3D stereo

" 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i’s planetarium will be the first in the world to have 3D stereoscopic capabilities, revolutionizing the planetarium industry. The new system heightens general audience entertainment experiences, but also becomes a tool for astronomers’ research by allowing them to see how celestial bodies are situated and how the universe is changing."

"On January 19 ‘Imiloa will unveil Sky-Skan’s cutting-edge definiti 3D theater technology integrated with Sony SXRD projectors. The new technology allows for a more vibrant picture than traditional systems and makes ‘Imiloa’s planetarium shows even more entertaining and engaging on its gigantic 52-foot full planetarium dome."

" 'Big Island visitors are looking for fun activities in Hawai‘i unlike any they have experienced before,' says Shawn Laatsch, planetarium manager at ‘Imiloa. 'This allows us to engage our guests in ways never before possible as the Universe visually jumps off the screen and into their laps. It has been truly amazing to see people’s reactions and hear their gasps of delight. You really feel like you are flying amongst the stars.' "

" To highlight its new capabilities for the general public, ‘Imiloa will launch its Dawn of the Space Age planetarium show in stereoscopic 3D. The show will be playing Tuesday through Sunday daily starting January 19. Visitors will don a pair of stylish 3D glasses to relive history and the excitement of space exploration – from the launch of Sputnik through the magnificent Apollo lunar landings and onto current manned and un-manned voyaging. All monthly Maunakea Skies (Sky Tonight) star show presentations at `Imiloa Center will include tours of the Universe in 3D stereo."  

--from their website, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i

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