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Star theatre : the story of the planetarium

Author: William Firebrace
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most of us can recall a childhood visit to a planetarium: the sense of anticipation, the room darkening, the stars coming up, the voice of the astronomer. In the planetarium, the wondrous complexity of the cosmos combines with entertainment in a theatre of the night. But how and where did the planetarium originate? What kind of simulation of the solar system and the universe does the planetarium produce? How does  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Firebrace, William.
Star theatre.
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017
(OCoLC)979568418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Firebrace
ISBN: 9781780238883 1780238886
OCLC Number: 1037296086
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Missing planet --
1. Holy, rough, immediate --
2. Planetary projection --
3. Red star, white star --
4. Outer paths --
5. Visible, invisible --
Timeline of principal planetariums --
Principal planetariums of architectural interest.
Other Titles: Star theater
Responsibility: William Firebrace.

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Star Theatre traces the evolution of the planetarium through history, from its predecessors to its invention in Germany in the 1920s, to the development of modern planetariums today. The book shows  Read more...

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