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Nikolai Tesla's Planetarium Collection
January 26, 2013 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Owen Phairis, aka “Nikolai Tesla, Man of Lightning”, has a planetarium projector museum near Bear Lake, CA. Cool Hunting takes a tour.
posted by zamboni (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
That yellow text is the perfect shade, it burned out my eyes exactly like a high voltage arc.
posted by 445supermag at 9:58 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


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I'd really like to see that show, despite his website.

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posted by davebush at 10:39 AM on January 26, 2013


Wow. Just a couple days ago, elsewhere a completely different post about planetarium projectors sent me off on a hunt for the old projector used at the Bishop Planetarium, which I have fond memories of. There it is on the website, the Spitz STP.

So thanks for that bit of synchronicity.

I wish I could remember its nickname; it was "The Beast" or "The Death Star" or something imposing like that. :D It was an awesome planetarium, but they've gone 100% digital now.
posted by Foosnark at 1:13 PM on January 26, 2013


I'm not the only one who was increasingly alarmed by the size of the font in the first link, am-- am I?

My last visit to a planetarium ended in disappointment when the projector sat still and didn't do much. There was a show with stars and planets being shined onto the ceiling and stuff but it stayed switched off.

100% digital

D:

I guess I missed the viewing window for this kind of stuff, eh?
posted by aroweofshale at 2:14 AM on January 28, 2013


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