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IPS-Macao International Fulldome Festival 2014
Macao, March 21st (Macao Science Center )

The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is the largest organization of professional planetarians in the world founded in 1965. Beijing Planetarium is the host of the IPS 2014 conference held from 23-27 June 2014. The Planetarium of Macao Science Center holds the Guinness Record of the highest resolution (8k) fulldome 3D theatre in the world since its inauguration in 2009.

The IPS-MIFF 2014 is the first Fulldome Festival fully supported by IPS and hosted in the first 8k 3D fulldome planetarium theatre. This Festival adjudication process is a pre-conference event of the IPS 2014 Conference in Beijing. An international line-up of about 30 digital fulldome shows will be shown and competing for prestigious awards during the Festival.

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Source: Macao Science Center

Next-Generation Immersive Entertainment @infoComm|China 2013 Come Visit Us!
Hong Kong, April 6th 2013

Visit the booth of project: syntropy GmbH / domeprojection.com at the infoComm | China 2013 this week in Beijing. We are showcasing our 7 meter flying dome.

project: syntropy GmbH / domeprojection.com
InfoComm China / Beijing
China National Convention Center
Booth G5-01

April 10th 2013: 10am – 5pm
April 11th 2013: 9am – 5pm
April 12th 2013: 9am – 4pm

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Incubation Programme
Hong Kong, April 13th (HKSTPC)
The business incubation programme operated by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) provides incubation service to assist technology and design start-ups in their vulnerable inception stages.

We operate three incubation programmes specifically for start-ups in technology, biotechnology and design respectively. We target to encourage and promote innovation-based entrepreneurship by providing various assistance and support.

HKSTPC is a statutory body set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

We aim to transform innovation and technological advancement into value creation that benefits Hong Kong and the world. To achieve this, we provide facilities, services and a dynamic environment that enables companies to nurture ideas, innovate and develop.

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Source: HKSTPC

China extends import tax exemption for science films
Beijing, April 5th (Xinhua)

China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Thursday the extension of a three-year import tax exemption for popular science films for public consumption.

The exemption, effective from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2015, has been approved by the State Council and was aimed at promoting scientific knowledge, said the MOF in a statement on its website.

The country’s science and natural history museums, astronomical and meteorological observatories, seismic stations, and higher educational and research institutions have been exempted from customs duties and import value-added tax for the import of popular science films and television programs since 2009, according to the MOF.

A detailed list of the revisions is available on the MOF website.

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Source: Xinhua

Macao Science Center Planetarium Confirmed as World’s Highest Resolution 3D Planetarium
Macao, July 21st 2011

The Planetarium at Macao Science Center is awarded the highest resolution 3D planetarium in the world by the Guinness World Records™.

The Planetarium’s dome has a tilted screen of 15.24 m in diameter. , Together with the 12 high resolution projectors of 2,048 x 1,024 pixels, the 3D projection system in the Planetarium is the first digital system to equip simultaneously with ultra-high definition (8,000 x 8,000) and 3D visual effects in the world. Forty-eight high efficiency computers are engaged in processing images and 12 projectors are used for 360-degree projection, providing a high frame quality 16 times finer than ordinary cinema screens.

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Source: Macao Science Center Website

Introducing: Shanxi Science and Technology Museum in Taiyuan
Beijing, April 20th 2011

Currently under constrcution, the Shanxi Science and Technology Museum. The Museum will be located in the new Business District of Taiyuan Changfeng, covering 70 acres, with a total investment of 2 billion and a total construction area of ​​28,000 square meters.
Key features include a dome screen theater, 4D theater, observatory, academic lecture hall, training, etc…

Source: Official Website

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