The World’s 1st Customer Contract for a LED Dome Awarded to RSA Cosmos – Konica Minolta

We are proud and thrilled to announce the award of contract by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) for the 8K LED Dome Planetarium project in Mysuru, India. We will carry out the installation with our Indian partner Orbit Animate Pvt. Ltd. 

Setting yet another milestone in the planetarium industry, by bringing the 1st LED Dome Planetarium to India and the 1st LED Dome Planetarium to the World supplied by a vendor to an independent customer!

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), an autonomous institution under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has achieved a significant milestone in the development of astronomy outreach in India by conceiving the COSMOS project that will feature this unique LED Dome Planetarium as its main attraction!

The LED Dome Planetarium, “COSMOS Mysuru Planetarium”, will see the light in 2024, and will emerge from the ground in the City of Mysuru at the University of Mysuru (UoM) campus. It will accommodate 150 visitors at a time. This project is funded by MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds from Honourable Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, and is supported by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA).

With our partner in India, Orbit Animate, we will install a 15m tilted dome which will comprise of numerous panels of LED lights in true 8K resolution, directly controlled by our technology, along with our astronomical software, SkyExplorer!

Unlike a conventional projector-based fulldome system widely used today, the LED Dome system produces images by using LED elements that emit light on an immense color spectrum. Characterized by its higher luminance and wider color gamut, the system can reproduce highly realistic beautiful starry skies and astronomy visuals. Powered by SkyExplorer, the most stunning and realistic images in real time are achieved, with unprecedented image quality, stunning brightness, and unparalleled levels of contrast.

Selected for our expertise and technological know-how in LED Domes, we bring outstanding immersive experiences to life!

“The advantage with LED Domes is that they provide much better contrast with 8K resolution. There are only two such installations in the world for public viewing, and both are in Japan operated by the same company, RSA Cosmos – Konica Minolta,” says Prof. (Dr.) Annapurni Subramaniam, IIA Director.

We brought to life the 1st two LED Dome Planetariums opened for public experience.
On October 27th, 2021, we opened “Konica Minolta Planetarium MANTEN NAGOYA”, and on March 24th, 2022, only 5 months later, we opened the 2nd one “Konica Minolta Planetaria YOKOHAMA”, both located in Japan. We directly manage & operate these two Planetarium theaters, and provide all the insight and knowledge to install a fully operational LED Dome that promisingly delivers ground-breaking immersive experiences.

RSA Cosmos – Konica Minolta at the forefront of innovation & technology, bringing LED Dome planetariums to reality!

We can install LED Dome Planetariums for every resolution from 4K to 16K +, for every diameter & tilt and for every design & shape wishfully desired.

It’s such a great day for the RSA Cosmos – Konica Minolta & Orbit Animate teams across the World!


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