night sky onview in Domes

n Housed within three giant curved domes, Yorkshire's only planetarium was based within the landscaped grounds of Harewood House, home of the Queen's cousin the Earl of Harewood.

n Visitors to the planetarium got the chance to lie down and view a perfect duplicate of a real night sky. Once everyone was comfortable the lights dimmed and the stars appeared.

n A Zeiss projector gave the visitor the chance to see the night sky in it’s purist form, without light pollution and atmospheric interference.

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n Planetariums are hugely popular in America. But in Britain they’re comparatively few and far between.

n It was hoped the planetarium would prove a hit because in Britain, usually overcast skies block out the stunning views of the skies.