James S. McDonnell Planetarium

James S. McDonnell Planetarium


St Louis, Missouri (MO), US
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium was constructed in 1963 and was designed by architect Gyo Obata of the firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK). The unique roof design is known mathematically as a hyperboloid of one sheet. The smoke coming from the roof is coincidental clouds on the day the picture was taken.

The planetarium features a Zeiss Planetarium Model IX which projects more than 9,000 stars onto an 80-foot dome. The planetarium staff can also demonstrate eclipses, meteor showers and other celestial phenomena.
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium was constructed in 1963 and was designed by architect Gyo Obata of the firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK). The unique roof design is known mathematically as a hyperboloid of one sheet. The smoke coming from the roof is coincidental clouds on the day the picture was taken.

The planetarium features a Zeiss Planetarium Model IX which projects more than 9,000 stars onto an 80-foot dome. The planetarium staff can also demonstrate eclipses, meteor showers and other celestial phenomena.
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Links: www.slsc.org
By: neotrix

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@ 2008-07-25 10:06:51
Another cool series from neotrix. Thanks!

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