Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum (Science Museum for the Youth)

This was the planetarium where Ohira Takayuki first visited a planetarium in childhood. In 2004, MEGASTAR II was demonstrated here. In April 2012, the old building was demolished, and new 18m dome planetarium was built. MEGASTAR-III FUSION, a 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.

INFORMATION

Facility name: Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum (Science Museum for the Youth)
Location: 7 Chome-1-2 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 214-0032, Japan
Model: MEGASTAR-III FUSION, auxiliary projectors (Sun, Moon, 5 planets), morning/evening twilight projector
Dome specification: 18m diameter, horizontal dome
Open for public: April, 2012

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