Let’s face it, most of us are not going to be getting the chance to experience what it would be like to visit outer space any time soon. However our dreams may not be totally dashed, as 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 (about 5km from Saint-Omer) that was once used as a launch site for V2 rockets and played a role in planning the Apollo moon landings.

Follow Yuri Gagarin during his first space flight, step onto Mars with the Curiosity rover and discover all sorts of other celestial happenings. Come and discover the Planetarium on its own, or combine your session with a visit to the museum.

Depending on the sessions, the films are shown in 3D by six video projectors, associated with an astronomical simulator generating 360° high-resolution images. With a 360° hemispherical screen of 15 metres in diameter, a 15° angled floor and a 5.1 surround sound system, the Planetarium offers its viewers a total immersion into Space and Science.

You can learn more by visiting La Coupole’s website.

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