TIPS on Planning and Implementing a Conversion to Fulldome Technology

The primary purpose of this document is to provide advice and guidance for planetarium professionals who are considering changing how they project visuals onto the dome. While the emphasis is on changing to fulldome video projection, we hope that this document will prove helpful for colleagues who are looking into alternative projection methods as well.


This document will never be truly complete, as technology changes and standards evolve. The chapters are divided by subject, but do not lay out a strict chronological order to the planning process.


We sincerely hope that many of you reading this will contribute your own thoughts and experiences as this document continues to grow and take shape. Contributors will be listed, but some comments may be edited or not attributed in our attempt to keep this document as vendor-neutral as possible.



  • Dan Tell
  • Waylena McCully
  • David Leake
  • Francine Jackson
  • Gary Tomlinson
  • Your Name Here!