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Zeiss projector

The Zeiss Projector

Morehead opened its doors with the gold standard for planetarium technology in 1949. Now, Morehead is investing in fulldome video technology, the new gold standard.

Zeiss, a German company, was the preeminent manufacturer of planetarium projectors in the world. However, the ravages of World War II had destroyed most of their factories. Finding a projector was so difficult, Morehead traveled to Sweden—where he had previously served as American ambassador—to procure one. He was able to purchase a Zeiss Model II, which was in use at Morehead Planetarium for the next 20 years. In 1969, it was replaced by the Zeiss Model VI.