Nagoya planetarium recognized as world’s biggest

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 土曜日, 12月 31, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

The city of Nagoya announced that the planetarium at Nagoya City Science Museum has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest.

After being renovated at a cost of some 2.5 billion yen, the new planetarium opened in March with a diameter of 35 meters. It breaks the previous record held by Ehime Prefectural Science Museum by 5 meters.

The planetarium in the central Japan city boasts a new projector equipped with fiber optics that can show up to sixth-magnitude stars.

The brightness of stars is measured on a descending scale of 1 to 6, with sixth magnitude being the faintest.

The certification was dated on Dec. 12.
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