Damn Rich People: A $19,000 Home Planetarium System

February 23, 2016

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Because some people have money to burn and should contact me about how to burn more of that money and fulfill one blogger's dreams simultaneously, this is the $19,000 Megastar Class Home Planetarium created by "Japan's most famous planetarium designer" Takayuki Ohira. Man, I wish I was Japan's most famous something.

Despite its size, it can project 180 degrees in all directions around 1 million stars, complete with diurnal motion set to the 35th parallel north. The planetarium also comes with mood lighting that can create dusk, dawn and blue sky spectacles.

Alternatively, buy a pack of those glow-in-the-dark star stickers and make your own bedroom planetarium. That's what I did when I was in college. Then I'd ask girls if they wanted to come over and watch the stars from my bed except that never actually happened because I didn't even start talking to girls until after college because I was shy and feared rejection. I still do. I have still not talked to a girl. As it turns out though, I have talked to several guys pretending to be women. "You got catfished." I got great white sharked.

Keep going for several more pictures that you'd think would be higher quality considering they're trying to get you to drop $19,000 on a home planetarium.

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Thanks to vishal, who informed me going outside and stargazing is free and the fresh air is good for you.

  • laserfuzz

    Meh. I work in a planetarium. Our projector is 2500x2500 pixels onto a 60 foot dome. With a 50000 watt sound system....but it did cost about 50 times more so there's that.

  • Bling Nye

    Or.... y'know......................go out side at night and look up.

  • Flo

    It's hard to see the stars when you live in a city.

  • Bling Nye

    That's sad, isn't it.

  • Jenness

    In the 3rd picture it shows the stars stretched out of shape. For $19k you'd think they'd have some topographical recognition algorithym feature to ensure that no stretching would occur. Or not take a picture that shows how not like the real sky your home will look if you purchase this - seriously, they have $20 nightlights that can do this same thing.

  • That's so it looks like you're going through hyperspace.

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