Image Gallery of Dome Installations

Many using the spherical mirror approach invented by the author

Compiled by Paul Bourke


EPICentre Domelab
6m diameter negative pressure surface, 8 x 2560x1600 resolution projectors, true 4K projection

 

 

 

 
UNSW Domelab
6m diameter negative pressure surface, 8 x 2560x1600 resolution projectors, true 4K projection

 

 

 

 



Adelaide planetarium
8m diameter dome, 1600 pixel fisheye projection, 7500 ansi lumens

 

 

 

 

 

 

All three small dome projections system in one photograph. Spherical mirror, fisheye projector and opto-mechanical star projector



Navitar fisheye lens
Marketed as Projection Design (now Barco) H95 fisheye lens

 
 

Excellent, essentially 0 chromatic error
Domes too difficult, have a nice clean rectangular room?



ScienceWorks, Melbourne
3m diameter iDome

(Pre-installation)
(Pre-installation)



NTU (Nanyang Technical University), Singapore
3m diameter iDome

 
 

 
 



MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Title: "Eternity through the Stars"
Artist: Jeronimo Voss, photographer: Axel Schneider
4m diameter tilted iDome

 
 

 
 



South Australia Museum, Adelaide
3m diameter iDome

(Pre-installation)
(Pre-installation)



WISH forum, Doha
3m diameter dome

 
 

 
 



Curtin University, Perth

4m diameter dome
Elumenati lens 180 x 112 degree fisheye lens
Projection design F35 projectors, 2560x1600 pixels
[Plans]

 



Elumenati lens and WQXGA projector iDome
Perth
3m diameter dome


 
 

 
 



Edith Cowan University iDome
Perth
3m diameter dome


 
 

 
 



Terengganu planetarium
Malaysia
10m diameter dome


 
 

 
 



Kuching planetarium
Malaysia
15m diameter dome


 
 

 
 



Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre
West Australia
4m diameter dome


 
 

 
 



Bangalore planetarium
India
15m diameter dome


 
Mitsubishi UD8400 projector

 
 

 
 



Manipal, India
8m dome


 

 

 

 



Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre
Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India

 

 

Spitz 512 Star Projector

 



Hang glider by Thomas Verbeek
University of Otago

 

 

 

 



Home built dual mirror system, Fort Lupton Colorado.

GOTO Mars m-1

 



Newtonian projector mount

 

 



Evaluation of the SX3 fisheye solution in the iDome
3m dome.


 

 

 

 



GeoDome for DomeLab 2010 (UWA, Perth), courtesy of AARNET
7m dome.


 

Tasmanian fisheye time-lapse by Peter Morse

DomeLab preview

Elumenati SX3 projector and fisheye lens



"Space Science for Schools", Incline Village, Nevada
5m dome.


4 Ring inflatable from Go-Dome




Aerospace Education Services Sdn Bhd, Malaka, Malaysia
5m dome.






PICA (Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts)
PICA Atrium, 20m x 10m x 3 stories.


Interactive astronomy visualisation

6 Projectors cover the lower walls,
spherical mirror for upper walls and ceiling



Remote operations control room





Dolphinarium and Planetarium, Tampere, Finland
13m dome.






John McCormick, Melbourne
3.75m dome.


Inflated

Semitransparent shell



Laupheim, Germany
10m dome.


A different configuration than usual

 



CompanyOf, performing arts and media company in Adelaide, Australia
4.5m dome.


 

 

 

 



Cosmology Gallery, Gravitational Discovery Center.
20m diameter Bucky-Ball dome.


Gallery

Great Barrier Reef

Gogo fish

Liver dataset


5 projector projection, each onto one pentagonal panel.

View from the top of the Leaning Tower of GinGin

 

Projection onto 2 of the 5 pentagonal panels

 



Mueller Planetarium. Nebraska, USA.
10m diameter
 

 

Dawn of the Space Age (Mirage3D)

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (by Clark Planetarium)

 

Kaluoka'hina, The Enchanted Reef (Softmachine)

Kaluoka'hina, The Enchanted Reef (Softmachine)



Bryan Sailors





Méta-crâne by Thomas Israël (Belgium)

Dome with assistance from Numediart




Atlantis VR (Spain)





King Middle School Planetarium in Omaha, Nebraska
8m diameter

Final design

 

 

Version 1: Prototype



Montreal Art School testing Blender fisheye solution
4.5m diameter

Fisheye (realtime) demo using Blender

 



Orbital Visions
7m diameter

Orb Lounge


 

Earth Festival, Sydney 2008



SciTech (Perth) / Questacon (Canberra), iDome
3m diameter

OutThere Exhibition

 



Wollongong Science Centre
10m diameter

Frozen in Time (Peter Morse)

Volume Visualisation Under the Dome

 

Wollongong Science Centre, iDome
3m diameter

iDome



Christ Our King Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio

 

 

 

 



APS (Australasian Planetarium Society) conference, Perth May 2008
6m diameter

Inflatable dome

Courtesy David Carson



"Treehuggers" installation by Gatze Zonneveld

 

 

 

 



Adelaide planetarium
South Australia
8m diameter dome


 
 
Game play in the Adelaide planetarium By Timon Burney

 

 

 

 



Toongabbie East, Syndey

 

 



Kuching Planetarium, Sarawak, East Malaysia
15m diameter

 

 

 

 

 

 



Go-Domes Projector/Mirror rack.

 

 



Universidad Panamericana
Mexico City

 

 



Hogar de los Planetarios Portatiles: Mirror stand
Argentina

 

 



Auckland Museum (Temporary)
New Zealand

 

 



Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Rochester, USA


 

 



Museo Interactivo de Xalapa
Mexico

Courtesy Ramon Vargas

 



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

 

 



iDome, iVEC@UWA
3m diameter
Further images


3m Diameter dome
Polar test pattern

Fisheye from Hampi, courtesy of Sarah Kenderdine
It's a Matter of Time

Origins of Life, Mirage 3D
Cosmological Simulation



Terry Renner

 

 



Graphite 2005 (ACM Siggraph), Art Exhibition
5m diameter inflatable


Graphite 2005 Art Exhibition
Graphite 2005 Art Exhibition



Various (temporary) projector/mirror rigs
Test rig, Swinburne University
Adelaide planetarium



Hawthorn Town Hall
Melbourne
7m diameter inflatable




Ribbed dome test (SkySkan)
Fisheye lens and projector
Swinburne University