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  • Edmonton PRT
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    Use smaller elephants


    I remember going to the old planetarium, it was small and the galaxies were huge.

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  • etownboarder
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    It’s not very big.

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  • Edmonton PRT
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    Sounds like they should turn it into a cutting edge interactive 3D hologram video theater

    Sort of Netflix Love, Death & Robots - Sonnie's Edge



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  • etownboarder
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    My understanding is it will be a meeting place, not used for it’s original purpose. By restoring the dome, they mean just that. They’re not installing projection equipment or telescopes or anything exciting like that.

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  • H.L.
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    Originally posted by norwoodguy View Post
    ^Edmontonians should take great pride in the planetarium’s restoration. Planetariums are far and few between in Canada and none have the provenance that Edmonton’s does. It’s good to see it being treated with the love and respect that it deserves unlike others.
    Absolutely, it's a beautiful place, my grandchildren are thrilled.

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  • Edmonton PRT
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    after they get the signalling worked out... FCOL

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  • Stoneman
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    Originally posted by KC View Post
    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
    http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/
    Ahh, winter 2020. Isn’t there two winters every year?

    “The restored planetarium is set to reopen to the public in Winter 2020.”

    So.....summer of 2021.

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  • Edmonton PRT
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    Originally posted by KC View Post
    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
    http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/
    Ahh, winter 2020. Isn’t there two winters every year?

    “The restored planetarium is set to reopen to the public in Winter 2020.”
    Good point

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  • norwoodguy
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    ^Edmontonians should take great pride in the planetarium’s restoration. Planetariums are far and few between in Canada and none have the provenance that Edmonton’s does. It’s good to see it being treated with the love and respect that it deserves unlike others.

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  • KC
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    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
    http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/
    Ahh, winter 2020. Isn’t there two winters every year?

    “The restored planetarium is set to reopen to the public in Winter 2020.”

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  • Sonic Death Monkey
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    Canada’s first planetarium being restored to former glory
    http://transformingedmonton.ca/far-o...-former-glory/

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  • McBoo
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    Give it rent free to EPSB, Catholic Board, any school board really, to conduct science classes.

    Actually, any educational institute - colleges and universities included.

    The TWOS has science sleep-overs. The planetarium could do the same.

    Summer science camps. Some of us are nerds yanno!

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  • KC
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    Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Not to KC an old thread, but any idea what happened to the redevelopment of this planetarium?
    Sonic, it is nice to see that you’re leaving your old world behind and making progress in seeing the potential* of the Internet.




    * the potential to contextualize daily news via topical forums, threads, wikis...

    The invention of writing created history and freeing writing from paper and stone freed it from history. (Like yesterday’s fleeting unrecorded tv broadcasts or landfilled newspapers.)
    Last edited by KC; 11-06-2019, 05:51 AM.

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  • KC
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    Is it done? I wonder if they’ll mimic the downtown library rehab. Put on a flat zinc roof. Maybe even add some asymmetry...




    https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_pla...anetarium.aspx


    Here I see completion expected in 2019:

    Queen Elizabeth Planetarium Rehabilitation - Alberta Major Projects

    https://majorprojects.alberta.ca/det...bilitation/353


    Looking Back at the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium





    “...Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert has been appointed the challenging task of restoring the building, whose key features include a concrete entrance canopy, a silver-painted (previously orange) dome, floor-to-ceiling glass, and gold anodized aluminum framing. With a construction start date tentatively set for early 2017, the building should be ready for a new generation of guests in 2018.”

    https://edmonton.skyrisecities.com/n...ii-planetarium


    Interesting, I haven’t seen Telusplanet.net used in a long time. “Member Services”

    Here’s a couple pages on the planetarium:

    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/hg...P/history.html
    Last edited by KC; 10-06-2019, 06:28 PM.

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  • Sonic Death Monkey
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    Not to KC an old thread, but any idea what happened to the redevelopment of this planetarium?

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