The Caperton Planetarium and Theater has been upgraded with an “8K” projection system and will reopen to the public on Saturday, November 17th beginning at 12:00PM.
The upgrade of planetarium software will result in a huge improvement in brightness and resolution, with crisp images, sparkling stars and stunning details! In technical terms, the new projection system will display 30 million pixels, 60 times every second on the dome!
In addition to the amazing upgrades in picture quality, the new technology also brings the ability to showcase a variety of films and presentations in 3D! The 3D views are provided to the audience by utilizing active 3D glasses rather than the polarized lenses you would find in a regular cinema.