Tue 26 Sep 2017
News Events Contact us Committee Join us  
News
25 Sep 2017

Heatherwick Studio to revamp Olympia as 'world-leading arts and leisure district'

more
22 Sep 2017

Four Seasons hotel to open in Chinese port city

more
22 Sep 2017

Diana Mestre creating nature-inspired Seed Spa for upcoming 1 Hotel Los Cabos

more
22 Sep 2017

Manchester United legends to launch university focused on wellbeing

more
more industry news
Diary dates
26 Sep 2017
Licensed, Leisure and Entertainment Premises Conference

Le Meridien, Piccadilly, London , United Kingdom
more
16-17 Oct 2017
Total Security Summit

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
more
18-19 Oct 2017
MIPIM UK

Olympia, London, United Kingdom
more
more diary dates
 
LATEST NEWS powered by Leisure Opportunities
09 Jun 2017
Cape Town's Iziko Planetarium among Africa's elite following R30m digital upgrade
The new digital fulldome 8K theatre is a first for the African continent
Cape Town’s Iziko Planetarium has reopened its doors to the public following a R30m (US$2.3m, €2.1m, £1.8m) digital upgrade.

The Iziko Planetarium, part of the Iziko South African Museum, has had a much-needed upgrade to the 31-year-old facility, with its new digital fulldome 8K theatre allowing for multimedia image production and data visualisation “on a scale not previously seen in Africa”.

“This space is no longer a planetarium as you know it,” said Iziko CEO Rooksana Omar. “It is in fact a digital dome.



“As part of the upgraded Iziko South African Museum, the new Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome will feature as one of the African continent’s foremost centres of excellence for indigenous knowledge generation. This type of partnership, between museums, academia and government illustrates the value and impact of collaboration in creating synergies between generating knowledge and providing platforms of expression and innovation.”

South Africa’s Iziko Museums are an agency of the government’s Department of Arts and Culture, which has funded the project along with the University of the Western Cape, the National Research Foundation, the National Lotteries Commission, the University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University.

The planetarium is one of only six fully-fledged planetariums on the African continent, which in addition to acting as a visitor attraction, will also serve as a research facility and will be used to bridge the divide between the sciences and the arts.

back


 

 
Property
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Location:
Company: GVA
more
more property
Tenders
Opportunity for long-term leasehold in New Art Gallery Walsall
Company: Walsall Council
more
Opportunities to operate Pleasure Boats and Amusement Attractions at Hanley Park, Stoke-on- Trent
Company: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
more
Mepal Outdoor Activities Centre - Partnership / Investment Opportunity
Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
more
Invitation to tender - Management of Rosliston Centre
Company: South Derbyshire District Council
more
more tenders
@LPFtalk 2017. The Leisure Property Forum, 5 Wildmere Close, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3TL United Kingdom | Privacy