Artificial sky

artificial sky

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′skī]
(architecture)
A dome (usually hemispherical) illuminated by concealed light sources; used to illustrate and study daylighting techniques on architectural models placed near the center of the hemisphere.

Artificial sky

A hemisphere or ceiling painted and illuminated to imitate the natural sky. Lighting effects can be used to simulate any time of day or night.

artificial sky

A dome (usually hemispherical) illuminated by concealed light sources; used to illustrate and study daylighting techniques on architectural models placed near the center of the hemisphere.
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A canoe is attached to the ceiling, seeming to spearhead the crack that opens the white ceiling into an artificial sky.
Contract notice: supply and installation of a construction structure and elements for the artificial sky of the ensas
An online tool called New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness color-codes the globe based on the extent of light pollution to help us reckon with the growing reach of our light footprint.
Using a combination of satellite measurements and on-theg-round observations, the researchers assembled the first global atlas of artificial sky luminance, recording light pollution from everything from streetlamps to spotlights.
For this study, the researchers gathered satellite data from Nasa's VIIRS satellite to create a World Atlas of Artificial Sky Luminance.
In Italy, physicist Fabio Falchi, who together with Pierantonio Cinzano and Christopher Elvidge created the first World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness, patented technology that would allow luminous signs to operate by directing light as to make it visible to viewers without diffusing it into the night sky.
The mall advertises itself as "the newest and the largest entertainment center in Doha," with gondola rides, a 13-screen movie theater, a theme park, a skating rink, an artificial sky, restaurants and a bowling alley.
The artificial sky luminaire will be installed in a windowless cafeteria which is located at the basement of an office building.
The Skydome is the artificial sky and heliodon facility opened in 1999.
Cinzano, producers of the World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness), to produce the Dark Skies Map of the UK (ISBN 0-540-08612-6).
The lab uses two instruments to assess the impact of sky luminance and solar radiation-The Artificial Sky, which allows simulates the average overcast conditions of the Piedmont region, and a Fixed Sun Movable Earth Heliodon, which simulates actual solar penetration.
We sit in the long narrow room, beneath an artificial sky of smoke-clouds and aluminum sun, and the talk comes easy.