Prague Planetarium to be home to Cosm's first LED dome in Europe

Prague Planetarium to be home to Cosm
Prague Planetarium has announced that Cosm will be its official partner for the renovation of its planetarium projection dome.

Prague Planetarium, powered by Cosm Technology, will feature an extended 22-metre, CX System LED dome display with 8K+ resolution and more than 45 million pixels, making it one of the most technologically advanced planetarium in the world.

Utilizing Cosm’s CX System, which includes Digistar 7 planetarium system, as well as a deep integration of Unreal Engine, Prague Planetarium will have the capability to showcase immersive astronomy simulations and scientific visualisations. The integration of CX System also empowers Prague Planetarium to develop in-house experiences, such as multi-medium presentations, immersive events, experiential fundraisers, and much more, to engage audiences and stimulate sensory experiences like never before.

“Prague Planetarium is undergoing the largest reconstruction in its 65-year history,” said Jakub Rozehnal, director of Prague Observatory and Planetarium. “The selection of the supplier of the new LED technology was crucial for the entire planetarium modernisation. We are very pleased that the year-long tender was won by Cosm, which is the only company in the world with technology that met requirements of the international evaluation committee.”

Prague Planetarium opened in 1960 and draws more than 250,000 visitors per year. In addition to the modernisation of the projection system, the 18-month reconstruction will also include the expansion of the exhibition areas and the installation of technology allowing the recovery of waste heat from the display. The planetarium will reopen to new visitors in early 2025.

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