Japanese Chiron II planetarium holds Guinness World Record
The Japanese seem to have an unbeatable knack of building planetariums with cutting edge technology. Recently, Kyoto-based firm, Goto Inc, unveiled the Chiron II, a Guinness World Record-holding planetarium. Developed at the Tamarokuto Science Center, this planetarium bagged the title owing to its large domes and LED-equipped displays that project nearly 140 million fixed stars!
And this isn’t the first time a Japanese planetarium has held a Guinness World Record. Prior to this, the planetarium in Shizuoka Prefecture was titled the most progressive planetarium. As for the Chiron II, this one also projects stars of the 18th magnitude that make up the Milky Way! Using an LED with a color brightness of 5,000K as its light source this one-of-a-kind planetarium is indeed worth a visit!