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The Franklin Institute
Fels Planetarium


USA , PENNSYLVANIA , PHILADELPHIA
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The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute


Type: Museum
Opened in 1933

Address: 222 North 20th Street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Country: USA
Email: kwheatley@fi.edu
Phone: +1 215-448 1106

Website: https://www.fi.edu/theaters/planetarium-limited-capacity
Website 2: https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/observatory
     
                 

Team
Derrick Pitts (director)







220 seats











Dome of  18.3m




Technical
Digital system Sky-Skan : Definiti
Software: DigitalSky 2
Video system CRT : 5+1
Dome: Spitz Seamless
Seat: Removable seats

Facilities
Other: ImaxDome: 350s/30deg/April 5, 1990 (other room)
Observatory Joel N. Bloom Observatory: rolling roof: 10-inch Zeiss refractor

Operation

History

- November 1, 1933: 20.2m/350s/Zeiss Mark II
- 1962: 400s/Zeiss IV until 1986
- 2002: Seamless dome 18.3m/Digistar II
- 2004: Digital
- 2013: more than 9 million visitors (80 years)

Last major evolution: 2004: Digital

Comments


Latitude: 39°57'31" N  -  Longitude: 75°10'23" W  -  Altitude: 11m

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last update: 01/30/2022

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