Shanghai Astronomical Observatory – Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

MEGASTAR-Neo is installed in the planetarium dome on the rooftop of the main building of SHAO as a hybrid projection system with the digital planetarium SkyExplorer (RSA Cosmos, France). This planetarium serves as a research facility for the display and outreach of scientific data from the China Space Station Survey Telescope (CSST) and is not normally open to the public.

As part of the China VLBI  Array and the European VLBI Network (EVN), SHAO operates the 25 m (82 ft) Sheshan radio telescope. SHAO has a long history and plays an important role in Chinese astronomical observations.


[Hybrid projection system]
Optical planetarium: MEGASTAR-Neo (Ohira Tech)
Digital planetarium: SkyExplorer (RSA Cosmos, France)
Digital projector: 2 x 4K VPL-GTZ380 (Sony)


Dome screen: Endure Screen
Design & construction: Merak Cosmos (China)




Facility name: Shanghai Astronomical Observatory - Chinese Academy of Sciences / 中国科学院上海天文台(中国)
Location: 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030, China
TEL: +86-(0)21-64386191
Dome specification: 8m diameter, horizontal 
Design & construction: Merak Cosmos (China)
Date of installation: December, 2022

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