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Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium


Type: Museum
Opened in 1930

Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, IL 60605-2403
Country: USA
Email: msmail@adlerplanetarium.org
Phone: +1 312-922 7827

Website: https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/
     
                 

Team
Mike Smail (Theaters Manager), Steve Burkland, Andrew Johnston, Nick Lake,







195 seats











Dome of  21.3m




Technical
Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 6 - 8K
Software: Digistar 6
Video system Sony : SRX-T615 4K
Video Lens: 5+1
Meridian resolution 6.8 K
Sound 15.2
Cove light: 400 LEDs
Dome: Spitz NanoSeam, .38 reflectivity
Seat: Removable seats (modular Theatre)

Facilities
Observatory Doane Observatory (1977): 24-inch (2019)
Gift Shop Adler store

Operation

History
- May 10, 1930: Model II
- 1961: Model III (II upgraded to III)
- May 1970: 20.7m/392s/Zeiss VI
- 1999: second dome: Definiti Space Theater (next to Grainger Sky Theater): 16.8m/195s/Digistar II (see 3546)
- IPS2008
- 2011 : new dome 21.3m + Fulldome Global Immersion/SCISS Uniview (SEOS 2x20 Zorro 2015HC) $14million
- 2017: 7K
- April 2021 new copper and zinc dome
- March 2022: reopening after Covid

Last major evolution: 2017: 7K

Comments


Latitude: 41°51'58" N  -  Longitude: 87°36'24" W  -  Altitude: 184m

Previous installation

last update: 03/12/2023

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