Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

In addition to her role as CEO of Loch Ness Productions, Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer and astronomy researcher. She is acutely interested in the fulldome medium's ability to provide cinematic approaches to storytelling that engages audiences. She has more than three dozen fulldome shows to her credit, and recently narrated several shows for other producers. She has written three astronomy books, numerous online audio and video series about astronomy and space science, and was senior author for major exhibits at Griffith Observatory, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the California Academy of Sciences. She is a contributor in astronomy and space science for (

Carolyn Collins Petersen studied education and astronomy at the University of Colorado, and earned a graduate degree in mass communications (science emphasis, and minor in telecommunications engineering) in 1996 from CU, where she also worked on a Hubble Space Telescope instrument team. She spent several years as an editor and writer at Sky Publishing Corporation before assuming a leadership role at Loch Ness Productions.She currently serves as IMERSA's Communications Coordinator and can be reached at

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Fulldome in Brno

The Fulldome Film Festival Brno hosted 152 planetarium and fulldome fans and producers from around the world.

Immersive Matters

Judging science videos for the Jackson Hole WILD festival.

Fulldome in Jena

The 10th Jena Fulldome Film Festival was held from May 26-28, 2016, with the theme “Frameless Frenzy.”

Festival Time

The rise of fulldome content has led to another interesting phenomenon: the fulldome film festival. There are a number each year, bringing together content, judges, and audiences to see and give awards to new shows.

The Past through the Future

The world of immersive cinema continues to expand beyond the “traditional” fulldome and large-format screens of the world.

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