Open Air Planetarium - a Wikipedia of the skies
suggested art installation for Burning Man 2017
the open air planetarium
Located on the deep dark playa. aplace to learn the skies, to become one with the universe. A temple of perspective of our life
what is it?
A dome (top part) that rotates at one revolution per day with LEDs located in a way corresponding to heavenly bodies in the sky
a place to undestand
watching the sky through a open air dome scattered with LEDs, or watching the horizon though a telescope, can help understanding the mechanics of our universe
watching the earth rotating
have you ever tried to watch a star with a telescope? the smallest movement can offset you by millions of kilometers! Watching the horizon through a telescope that rotates at one revolution per day, helps you realize how fast the earth is rotating
sharing the experience
laying together, watching the skies, experiencing an audio visual mythological story about the constellations. Talking to each other, sharing knowledge and ideas
When I’m stressed, i don't need more than a few seconds of looking at the night sky. This wonderful vision of the stars puts everything in proportion. It allows me understand that i'm a part of this huge wonderful universe and that my troubles are so small and I can deal with everything in life. If only one person on the playa who is experiencing rough times in their life, will find a new meaning and learn that they are stronger that they think they are, my open air planetarium has done its duty.
The Open Air Planetarium will be a place where spectators could sit back and get familiarized with the heavenly bodies and the relations between our planet the its surrounding. Located in the deep dark playa, it will be a quite place of contemplation and learning.
During the day it will also be a place for realizing our relationship with the space surrounding us, even if we can't see it.