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Gauteng Planetarium gets new digital makeover – SABC News

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Apprentices, students and researchers will soon have access to advanced visual facilities at the upgraded Gauteng Planetarium.

Formerly known as the Johannesburg Planetarium, the new Wits Anglo American Digital Dome will provide a 360-degree visual experience similar to an iMax cinema.

Wits University and Anglo American have teamed up to fund the renovation, which will cost 75 million rand.

Wits has committed 20 million rand and Anglo American will provide 55 million rand.

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal Zeblon Vilakazi says: “Tonight we experienced just a sample of what the Wits Anglo-American Dome has to offer. We will be transferred to another world. Not just for now. It will allow us to imagine and visualize a new way of learning and living.”

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