To strengthen its position as a cultural center in Ukraine, the city of Donetsk commissioned a new planetarium that would educate tourists and local visitors alike. For the visualization part, it was integrator Group of Ukrainian company Leater and AV-Pro that won the contract bid with a Barco system, based on the demanding specifications for seamless, geometrically correct imagery set forth by the planetarium. Employing Barco-pioneered techniques such as edge blending and warping, visitors are immersed in virtual landscapes of space, planetary systems and star constellations. The entire system is easily controlled and realigned with a special Barco remote controller; so that the planetarium remains open to visitors 7/7.

“For the Donetsk planetarium, the result was a seamless, geometrically correct image on the curved surface of the planetarium’s dome,” comments Oxsana Besshaposhnikova, Director of AV- PRO Div. of LEATER Group, “With Barco’s seamless, reliable visualization system, Donetsk’s planetarium is now the major reference for new planetarium projects in the region.”