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McMaster University
William J. McCallion Planetarium


CANADA , ONTARIO , HAMILTON
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McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University
McMaster University


Type: School
Opened in 1954

Address: 1280 Main Street West, Burke Science Building, - Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1
Country: CANADA
Email: planetarium@physics.mcmaster.ca
Phone: +1 905-525-9140 ext. 2777

Website: https://physics.mcmaster.ca/planetarium/
     







35 seats











Dome of  7.3m




Technical
Digital system Digitalis_Education : Digitarium-Alpha-II
Software: Nightshade
Video system 1 vp : Fisheye

Facilities
Other: 1 LCD Panasonic

Operation

History
- 1949: Projector Spitz purchased (war-surplus parachute as dome)
- 5 November 1949: show for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada)
- 26 September 1952: 5.5m cardboard dome/60s/Spitz
- 15 October 1954: new Burke Science building/6.7m
- 1961: Spitz A2
- 1992: Spitz A3P
- 2008 : Digitarium

Last major evolution: 2008: Digital

Comments


Latitude: 43°15'43" N  -  Longitude: 79°55'14" W  -  Altitude: 102m

Previous installation

last update: 05/14/2023

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