For information about the audio-visual medium we call the planetarium theater, you've come to a fine starting point.

For Fulldome Theaters...

We love fulldome! Besides the fulldome shows we've created, and the shows we distribute from selected producers, we've compiled a compendium of practically every other available show too!

LNP Fulldome Show Compendium

Where do these fulldome movies play? You'll find the locations in our online directory of fulldome theaters worldwide.

LNP Fulldome Theater Compendium

For Classic Theaters...

What about classic theaters? If they've ever licensed a show from us, or have filled out a Compendium Update form, we list them in the Classic Theaters Compendium online.

LNP Classic Dome Theater Compendium

For Everyone...

We've compiled a lengthy list of links to equipment manufacturers, hardware and software vendors, and more.

Dome Theater Resources

And we've collected various popular articles we've written over the years.

IMERSA 2014:
State Of The Dome Address

A Web version of the quasi-annual report prepared for the IMERSA Fulldome Summit in Denver, presented March 2014.

IMERSA 2014:
Ingestion Indigestion

A Web version of our panel presentation, in which we discuss the ins, outs, and IT minutiae regarding the hard drives we write to and exchange.

IMERSA 2014:
Using After Effects to make fulldome movies for distribution

A Web version of our panel presentation, in which we discuss the ins, outs, and IT minutiae regarding the organization of our After Effects projects.

A Planetarian's Primer for Fulldome

Our popular "beginner's introduction" to the fulldome field, in which we answer many questions we receive about this medium (often from those who work at classic, slide-based theaters).

Tallying the World's Planetarium Attendance

Periodically, we summarize the annual attendance figures in our database and estimate a world-wide turnstile count for planetarium audiences. Check here for the most recent projection.

2012 State Of The Dome Address

A Web version of the quasi-annual report prepared for the IMERSA Fulldome Summit in Denver, presented February 2013.

2011 State Of The Dome Address

A Web version of the quasi-annual presentation we prepared for the IMERSA Fulldome Summit in Denver, presented February 2012

2010 State Of The Dome Address

A Web version of the quasi-annual presentation we prepared for the IMERSA Fulldome Summit in Denver, presented October 2010.

2009 State Of The Dome Address

A Web version of our annual presentation we prepared for DomeFest 2009.

2008 State Of The Dome Address

A presentation for the Fulldome Summit, Chicago, Illinois, 3 July 2008.

"What in the Heck Is a Planetarium Anymore?"

From 2005, an essay reflecting both personal and professional views about the state of our chosen profession.

Adventures In The Dome Trade
Bringing the Beauty of Astronomy to Planetarium Audiences
through Images, Art, Music, and Storytelling

A poster paper presentation prepared for the January 2005 American Astronomical Society Meeting.

Planetarium Distribution Maps
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In case you're curious about where they are, or where they were in 2004.

Some Thoughts On Planetarium Programming In The 21st Century

Summarized from a discussion panel presentation by Mark and Carolyn Collins Petersen, at the Southeastern Planetarium Association conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 18 June 2003.