AUGUST 2018

Immersive Dome Experiences Ltd signs agreement to partner and project manage the Xuyi Astronomical Town, China

A town in eastern China announced plans to transform itself into the world's best astronomy-themed tourist site, as local government officials/representatives signed a deal with global organisations for its construction and development.

The local government has partnered with Immersive Dome Experiences Ltd UK, an international and multifaceted planetarium firm alongside supporting brand, the International Planetarium Society Inc to advance the project.

According to pictures provided by the site planners, "Xuyi IPS Starry Town" will have a 70-metre ring-shaped complex building called "The Sky Eye", and a tourist area with traditional Chinese architecture.

"Immersive Experiences is delighted to project manage the world’s most technologically advanced planetarium installation, alongside stunning astronomical exhibits. Star lovers can expect everything from high quality research grade observatories to the most creative educational and entertaining experiences. Our concepts and designs will capture the imagination of those who have a true passion for astronomy” Zee Dinally FRAS, CEO

During the signing ceremony, the planners stated that Xuyi Starry Town will become the best tourist site for global astronomy fans.

The initial investment is two billion yuan (more than 310 million US dollars), which will be used to build a site that can provide astronomy tours and education for 2.5 million tourists every year with at least 1 million students expected every year.

The construction of Xuyi Starry Town is planned to start later this year and to be completed by 2020.

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