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University of North Carolina (UNC)
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater


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University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)
University of North Carolina (UNC)


Type: Science Center
Opened in 1949

Address: 250 East Franklin St - Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Country: USA
Email: moreheadplanetarium@unc.edu
Phone: +1 919-962 1236

Website: https://moreheadplanetarium.org/
     
                 

Team
Todd Boyette (director), Richard McColman







229 seats











Dome of  20.7m




Technical
Digital system Sky-Skan : Definiti
Software: SCISS Uniview
Video system Sony : SXRD
Video Lens: 5+1
Meridian resolution 4.0 K
Sound 5.1

Facilities
Observatory dome on the roof: 24-inch Schmitt-Cassegrain
Gift Shop Yes
Portable: Digital

Operation
Frequenting: 160000 people per year

History
- May 10, 1949: 20.7m/330s/Zeiss II from Goteborg (Sweden), sixth in USA
- 1959: Zeiss II upgraded to III
- March 19, 1969: Zeiss VI
- 2010: Fulldome, renamed
- April 2011: Zeiss VI dismantled (oriented seats, $1.5 million)
- CAPE 2013
- 2019/2020: $6 million renovation


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Latitude: 35°54'49" N  -  Longitude: 79°03'02" W  -  Altitude: 144m

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