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MEGASTAR Permanent installations. It is been used differently in different places to create the special atmosphere.

Science Museum

Sharjah Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy (UAE, Sharjah)

The center was built in Sharjah University as the Sun surrounded by gardens resembling the orbits of planets. The planetarium itself is 18m dome powered by Colorspace system from Sciss and MEGASTAR-IIA full system. The hybrid integration become the most advanced in the industry, and the planetarium itself a science landmark in the Middle East.

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Facility NameSharjah Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy
AddressSharjah University / Sharjah / UAE
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA, 5 planets , Sun and Moon Projectors (large model)
Dome Diameter18m tilted
Installation dateMay 2015
Official web sitehttp://www.scass.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx

Konya Science Center & Planetarium (Turkey, Konya)

This architectural landmark of the city of Konya in Turkey become one of the most advanced science centers & planetarium in the country. The Planetarium features 14m dome powered with DigiStar 5 from E&S and MEGASTAR-IIA opto-mechanical projector.

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Facility NameKonya Science Center & Planetarium
AddressKonya Bilim Merkezi, Ankara Cad, Konya / Turkey
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA
Dome Diameter14m tilted
Installation dateFebruary 2015
Official web sitehttp://www.kbm.org.tr/en/planetaryum

Higashiyamato Municipal Folk Museum

Higashiyamato, a city within Tokyo Metropolitan, is a scenic science museum and planetarium. MEGASTAR-IIB is installed along with HAKONIWA3 digital system from Libra powered by Stella Dome Pro from AstroArts. If you meet the cartoon character Megatto kun around there, he was born in this museum.

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Facility NameHigashiyamato Municipal Folk Museum
Address§207-0031, Tokyo, Higashiyamato city, Narabashi 1-260-2
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB, Sun and Moon projectors (small model)
Dome Diameter14m Flat
Installation dateMarch 2014
Official web sitehttp://www.city.higashiyamato.lg.jp/index.cfm/35,0,366,html

Hudson River Museum Planetarium (USA, Yonkers)

Located in Yorkers/USA and is part of the Hudson River Museum. Megastar-IIA is installed in the 12m dome along with the full dome digital system from SkySkan. The facility runs daily astronomical and scientific shows especially for school children.

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Facility NameHudson River Museum Planetarium
AddressHudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701, USA
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA
Dome Diameter12m Flat
Installation dateFebruary 2014
Official web sitehttp://www.hrm.org/planetarium.html

Fiske Planetarium (USA, Boulder)

Located in the Boulder Campus of the University of Colorado/USA. The optical system consists of Megastar-IIA with sun and moon projectors and is integrated with the digital full dome system by SkySkan. Fiske Planetarium is one of the few 8K planetariums in the world.

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Facility NameFiske Planetarium
AddressFiske Planetarium, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309/USA
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA with Sun and Moon Projectors
Dome Diameter20m Flat
Installation dateSeptember 2013
Official web sitehttp://fiske.colorado.edu/beta/

Kazan Federal University Planetarium (Russia, Kazan)

Located outside the city of Kazan/Russia on the territory of the historical Kazan Observatory. One of the most advanced planetariums in Russian Federation facilitated with Megastar IIA with auxiliary projectors, 4K full dome projection system running Uniview. The planetarium is part of the Astro park along with observatory, astronomy museum, science museum and a research center.

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Facility NameKazan Federal University Planetarium
AddressKazan Federal University/Kazan Astro Park. Tatarstan/Russia
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA with sun,moon and planet projectors
Dome Diameter15m tilted
Installation dateJune 2013
Official web sitehttp://www.planetarium-kazan.ru/

Nakhon Ratchasima Planetarium (Thailand, Korat)

Situated near Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) city in Thailand, and contains a large 20m dome. Megastar -IIA is installed on a high platform along with a multi projection full dome digital system. The planetarium with its science center are a target for the people and school children of the surrounding prefectures.

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Facility NameNakhon Ratchasima Planetarium
AddressNakhon Ratchasima/ Thailand
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA
Dome Diameter20m Flat
Installation dateJune 2012
Official web site

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium (Australia, Brisbane)

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is a fascinating place to get acquainted with human space explorations. The Planetarium features MEGASTAR-IIB working together with Digital Sky from SkySkan.

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Facility NameThe Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
AddressMt Coot-tha Rd, At the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens, Toowong Queensland 4066, Australia
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome Diameter12.5m Flat
Installation dateMarch 2013
Official web sitehttp://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/arts-and-culture/planetarium/index.htm

Itami City Culture and Science Museum for Children (Japan, Itami)

Itami City Culture and Science Museum for Children was reopened in March 2013 with the newly installed MEGASTAR-IIB. The MEGASTAR-IIB installation featured sun/moon projectors and the new type of planets projectors. In Addition to this, the Megastar-IIB-itami has a special twilight LED projectors surrounding it to simulate a nice sunset and sunrise sky colors.   The Planetarium system in Itami features Stella Dome digital planetarium software integrated with the MEGASTAR optical system.

Information
Facility NameItami City Culture and Science Museum for Children
Address§664-0839@@Hyogo Prefecture, Itami City, Kuwadzu 3-1-36
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB itami, Planets, Sun, Moon (small model), Twilight and blue sky projectors
Dome Diameter14m Flat
Installation dateMarch 2013
Official web sitehttp://business4.plala.or.jp/kodomo/

Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum (Japan, Kawasaki)

This was the planetarium where Ohira Takayuki, the kid, first visited a planetarium. In 2004, MEGASTAR II was demonstrated here. And in April 2012, the old building was demolished, and totally new 18m dome planetarium was built.  MEGASTAR-III FUSION, a totally new concept for planetarium was installed projecting a true hybrid where optical star projectors and high resolution projectors together combine to project a fascinated starfield. The installation features full optical system (MEGASTAR-III FUSION, planets, sun and moon) with twilight and skylight projectors, cove lights. Two digital planetarium systems are available. Uniview and Stella Dome Pro. Both are integrated and synchronized with the MEGASTAR full functional control panel.

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Facility NameKawasaki Municipal Science Museum
Address§214-0032 Kanagawa Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Tama Ku, Masugata 7-1-2
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-III FUSION, Sun, Moon, Special Venus, 4 planets, twilight and sky color projectors
Dome Diameter18m flat dome
Installation dateApril 2012
Official web sitehttp://www.nature-kawasaki.jp/

Fujihashi castle and Nishimino planetarium (Japan, Gifu)

A planetarium inside an ancient Japanese castle. First floor is planetarium, second star exhibition , third old Fujihashi village exhibition, and a view point from the upper fourth floor to the surounding fascinating nature. Megastar IIB with Stella Dome Pro are installed to give star shows to visitors.

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Facility NameFujihashi castle and Nishimino planetarium
Address§501-0802 Gifu Prefecture, Ibi Gun, Ibigawa town, Tsurumi-332-1
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome Diameter9.2m flat dome
Installation dateApril 2012
Official web sitehttp://www.town.ibigawa.gifu.jp/kankoujyouhou/index.html

Galileo Galilei Planetarium (Argentine, Buenos Aires)

Located in Buenos Aires in Argentine. A huge 20 meters dome planetarium is an important sciece educational center in Argentine. The Planetarium was constructed in 1966, and fully renewed during 2011 and 2012. The new system is a hybrid system demonstrating versatile features of Digital Sky with realistic and rich sky of Megastar.
This planetarium became Ohira Tech's first installation to the new world.

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Facility NameGalileo Galilei Planetarium
AddressSarmiento Ave and Belisario Roldan, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Installed ModelMEGASTAR -IIA
Dome DiameterFlat 20m
Installation dateJanuary 2012
Official web sitehttp://www.planetario.gov.ar/

Nara City Education Center (Japan, Nara)

Nara City Education Center is located in the very center of Nara city and is dedicated for children education.
The dome is 6 meters dome with Megastar Zero in its center working in syncronization with digital system Stella Dome professional.
The theatre provides daily educational shows for children and adults.

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Facility NameNara City Education Center
AddressNara Prefecture, Sanjo 13,1, Japan
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-ZERO
Dome DiameterFlat 6m
Installation dateOctober 2011
Official web sitehttp://www.city.nara.lg.jp/

Hitachi Civic Center (Japan, Hitachi)

Hitachi Civic center is a landmark of Hitachi city. The building with the sky theatre is an architectural jewel. The opening scheduled just before the Tohoku major earthquake was rescheduled to July 2011. The theatre features the first installation of MEGASTAR-IIA with electronic shutter in Japan, as well as the first integration with the Uniview digital planetarium in Japan. The system features five planets, sun and moon in addition to special blue sky projectors.

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Facility NameHitachi Civic Center
AddressIbaraki Prefecture, Hitachi, Japan
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA (ES) with 5 optical planets, Sun and Moon projectors, Blue Sky projectors
Dome Diameter22m
Installation dateJuly 2011
Official web sitehttp://www.civic.jp/

Copernicus Science Museum (Poland, Warsaw)

The new Copernicus Science Center is lighthouse in Poland and one of the most advanced science museums in Europe. The Planetarium features the most advanced trends in the planetarium industry. The theater features 3D shows, real time shows, full dome shows, laser shows and star shows with the optical system MEGASTAR-IIA (ES). MEGASTAR-IIA (ES) system features 5 optical planets, sun and moon projectors, and is the first starball in the world to apply the solid state electronic shutter enabling it to mask any region on the dome.

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Facility NameCopernicus Science Museum
AddressWybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie 20, Warsaw, Poland
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA (ES) with 5 optical planets, Sun and Moon projectors.
Dome Diameter16m
Installation dateJune 2011
Official web sitehttp://www.kopernik.org.pl/en/

AHHAA Science Center (Estonia,Tartu)

AHHAA Science Center is a leading science center in the baltic countries. It has a unique collection of exhibits and scientific experiences for kids and adults. The Planetarium is a unique building with its dome made as a full sphere with glass barrier and floor for visitors. The projection is made by MEGASTAR-IIB with auxiliary MEGASTAR-ZERO under the glass.
Uniview digital system covers most of the sphere. It forms an integrated hybrid solution for planetariums with the support of SCISS and ORIHALCON.

Information
Facility NameAHHAA Science Museum
AddressSadama 1, Tartu, Estonia
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB and MEGASTAR-ZERO
Dome Diameter9.3m full sphere
Installation dateMay 2011
Official web sitehttp://www.ahhaa.ee/en/

Kavaratti Science Museum & Planetarium (India, Kavaratti)

Kavaratti is a small tropical island in southern India, the capital of Lakshadweep Union Territory. This Planetarium was opened in January 2011, and become a landmark in Lakshadweep.
The new system is a SkySkan definity theatre with Megastar optical starball syncronized together.

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Facility NameKavaratti Science Museum & Planetarium
AddressKavaratti Island, Lakshadweep, India
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome Diameter10m Flat dome
Installation dateJanuary 2011
Official web siteNone

Nehru Planetarium (India, Delhi)

Nehru Planetarium in Delhi was renewd and reopened in October 1st 2010 just before the common wealth games started in Delhi.
The new system is a SkySkan definity theatre with Megastar optical starball syncronized together. This installation became the first international installation of Ohira Tech, and the first hybrid installation with SkySkan Inc.
The Planetarium is open for public, provides astronomical shows and sky lectures in both English and Hindi.

Information
Facility NameNehru Planetarium in Delhi
AddressNew Delhi, Teen Murti, India
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome Diameter15m Flat dome
Installation dateOctober 2010
Official web sitehttp://nehruplanetarium.org/

Yamanashi Prefectural Science Museum (Japan, Kofu)

Located in very scenery place at the top of Atago mountain above Kofu city in Yamanashi Prefecture. This installation was the first of the large dome oriented advanced star machine MEGASTAR IIA. It is full optical planetarium system with 5 optical planets, sun and moon projectors. MEGASTAR system is integrated and syncronized with AstroArts StellaDome Pro digital planetarium. The installation also features Uniview digital planetarium.

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Facility NameYamanashi Prefectural Science Museum
Address400-0023, Japan, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kofu City, Atago 358-1. Tel. 055-254-8151
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIA, 5 optical planets, Sun and Moon projectors
Dome DiameterTilted Dome 20m.
Installation dateMarch 2010
Official web sitehttp://www.kagakukan.pref.yamanashi.jp/

Kanagawa Institute of Technology - Atsugi City Children's Science Center (Japan, Atsugi)

Located in the very center of Atsugi city southwest of Tokyo. It ran across full renovation on 2009 and reopened on July 2009 with the first installation of the new model of Ohira Tech: MEGASTAR IIB demonstrating a very realistic sky supported with StellaDome Pro Digital Planetarium shows from AstroArts.

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Facility NameKanagawa Institute of Technology - Atsugi City Children's Science Center
Address§243-0018@Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Atsugi City, Nakamachi 1-1-3. Atsugi City Plaza 7th floor@Tel:+81(46)221-4152
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome DiameterFlat Dome 12m.
Installation dateJuly 2009
Official web sitehttp://www.city.atsugi.kanagawa.jp/acsc/index.html

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Japan, Tokyo)

gMEGASTARfs sky was exactly what I saw from the space!h said Mamoru Mohri, Japanese astronaut and the director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Have a visit there and enjoy the new contents of the shows arranged by the museum.

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Facility NameNational Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Address§135-0064@Japan, Tokyo, 2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku. Tel:+81 (33) 570-9151
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-II cosmos, 5 optical planets, Sun and Moon projectors.
Dome DiameterDiameter 15.24m@Sloping Dome
Installation dateJuly, 2004
Official web sitehttp://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

Other installations

Moiwayama Observatory Restaurant - The JEWELS

Located on the top of Moiwayama Mountain in Sapporo, Hokaido. A restaurant with a panoramic view on Sapporo city.
The 6m dome is part of the restaurant with a digital video projection system by Ohira Tech with graphic themes created by the famous Kagaya.
The place is a favorite place for romantic evening dinner or wedding with city view under magical dome while enjoying cuisine.

Information
Facility NameMoiwayama Observatory Restaurant - The JEWELS
AddressHokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo City, Minami Ku, Kita no Zawa 1995, Japan
Installed ModelFull Digital System
Dome DiameterFlat 6m in a Restaurant
Installation dateDecember 2011
Official web sitehttp://www.tgn.co.jp/hall/jwl/

Moiwayama Observatory Dome Theatre

Located on the top of Moiwayama Mountain in Sapporo, Hokaido. It is a great view into the city.
The Dome theatre has a 6 meter dome with MEGASTAR-IIB installed in its center, and provides video shows on Sapporo city.

Information
Facility NameMoiwayama Observatory Dome Theatre
AddressHokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo City, Minami Ku, Kita no Zawa 1995, Japan
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome DiameterFlat 6m
Installation dateDecember 2011
Official web sitehttp://moiwa.sapporo-dc.co.jp/

Road Sta. FujiKawa-Rakuza (Japan, Fuji)

Located along the Tomei high way connecting Tokyo and Nagoya. It is a resting place with great scenery, cafes and restaurants with marvelous view on Mt. Fuji. On the fourth floor of the building a 14 meters dome is located. Now, MEGASTAR with AstroArts system is installed to provide a space voyage for all its visitors.

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Facility NameRoad-Sta. Fujikawa-Rakuza
Address421-3305@Shizioka Prefecture, Fuji city, Iwabuchi 1488-1
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-IIB
Dome Diameter14m Tilted dome
Installation dateJuly 2010
Official web sitehttp://www.fujikawarakuza.co.jp/data/amus.html

Planetarium BAR

Located in central Tokyo (Shiroganedai). A great bar for dating. In addition to the digital planetarium, it obtained a special model of MEGASTAR ZERO.
In a romantic atmosphere where young people enjoy the astonishing view of the universe above them while chatting and drinking Sake.

Information
Facility NamePlanetarium BAR
Address§108-0071 Japan, Tokyo, Minato ku, shiroganedai 4-9-23 ShiShii Shiroganedai building 5F.@Tel:+81(33) 440-2595
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-ZERO
Dome DiameterDiameter 4m@(inside the bar)
Installation dateJune, 2008
Official web sitehttp://www.planetarium-bar.com/

Keisin Juku

Children have mass of curiosity. And what they learn from their school books and desks is not enough. They have to try and feel things. With these believes, Seisin cram school in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan obtained the first generation of MEGASTAR ZERO which is now producing 2.4 million stars showing the actual sky to the children there.

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Facility NameKeisin Juku
AddressJapan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama city (Kanazawa and Totuka school libraries). Tel: +81 (45)|783-1119
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-ZERO
Dome DiameterDiameter 5m and 4.5m inflatable Dome.
Installation dateMay 2007
Official web sitehttp://www.keisin.com/

Yokohama Mobile Planetarium

Yokohama Mobile Planetarium

Mobile tent-like Planetarium. It is set on a van. MEGASTAR ZERO in installed there and making shows.

Information
Facility NameYokohama Mobile Planetarium (trip shows)
AddressKanagawa prefecture, Yokohama city
Installed ModelMEGASTAR-ZERO
Dome DiameterDiameter 7m. inflatable Dome.
Installation dateJune, 2008
Official web sitehttp://www.yokohama-mobilepla.jp/