The newly upgraded Sharjah Planetarium at the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology (SAASST) (previously known as the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences) has opened its doors, and it is truly spectacular.

As leading integration team on the project, and official Middle East partner of Zeiss Planetariums – the finest planetarium systems manufacturer based in Germany – we are delighted to have worked on this flagship state-of-the-art planetarium installation.

The Sharjah Planetarium is now the most technologically advanced and powerful experience of its kind in the Middle East.

The 18-meter diameter, 200-seat dome theater features an ultra-high-contrast LED 8-channel Zeiss Velvet fulldome solution, fully integrated with a MEGASTAR starball projector as a unique, and first of its kind, hybrid planetarium installation.

With an entirely new media server, a complete Zeiss Uniview suite of applications, fulldome laser light system, and upgraded audio and lighting – the 2023 Sharjah Planetarium can take students and members of the public onto a beautiful journey into space.

The Academy’s state-of-the-art observatory and telescope systems are also fully integrated with the planetarium. So, lecturers, professors, and presenters can bring live data into the dome in real-time!

Read more about the project here