Christie Case Study on Science Museum of Virginia
Making the move from film to digital
projectors, the Science Museum of
Virginia upgrades their 1570 giant
screen film projection system to
the world’s first 8K digital fulldome
system installed as a 1570 film
projection replacement in a dome,
enhancing the content they can offer.
Read the Entire Case Study Here
Digistar on the White House Lawn
Monday night’s Astronomy Day celebration on the White House lawn featured a portable Discovery Dome operated by educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute with support from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Rice University, and Evans & Sutherland. Rice provided the dome as part of their dome loaner program, HMNS provided the projection system and all of the content formatted correctly. Christine Shupla made the 20 minute presentation live using Robot Explorers solar system animations from Evans & Sutherland. Every institution played a critical role in making Astronomy Day under the Dome a success. Christine Shupla’s creative use of Robot Explorers could inspire others to use this show as full-dome animations for telling a live story of NASA’s missions to the planets.
It is exciting to realize that these very portable Discovery Domes can reach every student in the US with the
Innovative New Theater at Shanghai Natural History Museum
Opened in June 2015 at the new Shanghai Natural History Museum visitors can now experience being swept to the bottom of the primeval Cambrian ocean 550 million years ago, a time when animals first appeared on Earth.
Surat Full Dome Planetarium Film Festival
The Surat Planetarium Conference begins with an Indian traditional lamp lighting ceremony. We are excited to be participating with our local agent, Infovision.
National Museum of Natural Science
The Nation Museum of Natural History in Taipei is phasing out legacy technologies with a new 8K Digistar 5 system.
Hopping on the Cloud to Sharable Media
The June issue of the Planetarian included two great articles: one about how our clients are using the Digistar 5 Cloud Library, and one about an incredibly creative use of Digistar 5’s real time capabilities to create Art 360 at Arizona Science Center.
Explore New Horizons at the Revamped Omni-Theatre
The Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is reopening its Omni-Theatre, which has been digitally enhanced with the world's latest and brightest 8K digital fulldome system to offer a distinctly immersive experience.
The Evans & Sutherland Auto Alignment and Auto Blending systems automatically provide multi projector alignment, color blending and brightness matching to ensure the system looks as seamless as possible. This proprietary system is fully integrated into the Digistar 5 software.
The 60 fps Difference
In the world of real-time computer graphics, a visual refresh rate of 60Hz (60 frames per second) is nothing new. Evans & Sutherland visual systems for simulation have operated at this rate since the early 1970s.