Power consumption, durability, ease of maintenance, and lighting versatility were the most important elements evaluated when planning the lighting for Planetário Professor José Baptista Pereira in Brazil. In the implemented system, as well as lighting windows and doors, the blue columns are capped by LED lights and the dome is illuminated by programmable multi-function RGB LED luminaires. In the surrounding area, luminaires are positioned to highlight the Copernican sculpture and the terrace flags.
The project was a dream of the Planetarium director, Helena Steffani, who always sought to highlight the building designed by the architect Fernando Gonzalez (1934-1995), one of the striking architectural examples of the city's identity. The new lighting installation on the façade was part of UFRGS 80th anniversary commemoration program. The project was designed by the lighting designer Fernando Ochôa, owner of Ochôa Light and Design.