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RSA Cosmos & Sony Turned A WWII Bunker Into A 10K 3D Planetarium

Photo: Sony/RSA Cosmos

Most non-billionaire people in the world will never get the opportunity to visit outer space, but Sony and digital planetarium systems maker RSA Cosmos are offering the next best thing with the world’s first true 10K 3D planetarium.

The planetarium is housed in La Coupole, a former WWII bunker in northern France that was once a launch site for V2 rockets and played a role in planning the Apollo moon landings. RSA Cosmos installed a 15m digital dome at the historic site, along with 12 x 4K VPL-GTZ380 Sony projectors running the latest version of RSA Cosmos’ astronomical software, SkyExplorer 2021. The result is a 360° environment and a 12,000 lumens display that offers incredibly detailed and lifelike 3D views of outer space at 10K resolution, giving audience members a truly immersive experience that quite literally is not found anywhere else on the planet. Enhancing the immersion are special seats with integrated controls that allow viewers to control the camera in the simulation, giving them the chance to feel even more like an astronaut. You can learn more by visiting La Coupole’s website.

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Photo: Sony/RSA Cosmos