SGM P-5s mingle with the stars at Swiss planetarium

SGM P-5s mingle with the stars at Swiss planetarium
April 23
14:15 2014

The Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium - the only large-scale planetarium in Switzerland - belongs to an exclusive circle that is able to depict dome-filling moving pictures within its 508 m2 area.

Since opening in 1969, the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium has been a source of fascination for young and old alike. Beneath the 18m dome, (with a projection area of 508 m2) visitors experience a breath-taking, starry sky and discover the principles and latest research discoveries from the world of astronomy.

Swiss technical service supplier, Auviso, who have invested in SGM products through local SGM distributor ASL, have supplied the LED lighting for the refurbishment of the planetarium, while also participating in an advisory role during the implementation.

Comments Auviso’s project manager, Patrik Peier: “Using P-5 wash lights is definitely an asset to the Museum of Transport Planetarium, as they provide brighter light and significantly reduce the power consumption.”

The Planetarium dome is now solely illuminated by P-5 fixtures, which are placed in pre-existing boxes on the wall.

As with all new LED models from SGM, the P-5 is equipped with an optimised cooling system and a control method to guarantee flicker-free operation, which is of high importance in its new environment in Switzerland, up among the stars.

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