MTNPPV001 Fulldome shows

Institute of physics in Opava
winter 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Institute of physics in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MTNPPV001/A: Tue 15:35–17:10 404, T. Gráf
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course introduces students to the evolution from classical optomechanical planetariums to modern digital spherical projection as one type of immersive media. The main focus, however, is on teaching techniques suitable for the production of programs for spherical projection, i.e., programs in the universal "fulldome" format.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to: - analyze spherical programs according to their preparation method - write a script for a fulldome show - create a simple fulldome show in the Digistar software environment
  • 1. Historical introduction, illustrative astronomical aids 2. Digital planetariums and fulldome projection as a new medium 3. Individual components of programmes or image and sound 4. The road to a universal FD projection format, different systems (e.g. E&S, Sky-Skan, etc.) 5. Shows with astronomical themes 6. Science shows 7. Cultural and experimental shows 8. Script preparation I 9. Script preparation II 10. Implementation of the show in Digistar 6 (hereafter D6) 11. Producing the show in the D6 environment 12. Producing the show in the D6 environment
  • Christensen, L. L., Hurt, R.; A Hands-on Guide to Video Podcasting, CAP Journal No. 2, p. 5,
  • Malý, Svatopluk; Vznik, rozvoj a ústup multivizuálních programů, Nakladatelství AMU, Praha, 2010, ISBN 978-80-7331-183-4
  • Overschmidt, Gordian; Schröder, Ute B.; Fullspace-Projektion: Mit dem 360◦ lab zum Holodeck, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-3642246555
  • Petersen, M. C., 2013, A Planetarian’s Primer for Fulldome,
  • Pokorný, Zdeněk; Vesmír na dosah ruky, HaP Brno a Sdružení hvězdáren a planetárií, Brno, 2008, ISBN 978-80-85882-27-8
  • Meredith, D.; Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, Oxford University Press, USA, 2010, ISBN 978-0199732050
  • Sumners, C., & Reiff, P. 2002, “Creating Full-Dome Experiences in the New Digital Planetarium,” Proceedings of the NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach
  • Yu, K. C. 2005, Planetarian, vol. 34, no. 3, Digital Full-Domes: The Future of Virtual Astronomy Education, pp. 6-11.
Teaching methods
lectures, individual project
Assessment methods
AV program submitted, 80 % attendance
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2020, winter 2021.
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