GSCA Digital Dome Demo 2016
On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Giant Screen Cinema Association's (GSCA) Technical Committee hosted a digital dome demo at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario. During this historic demo, the audience witnessed something that no other audience had ever seen before.
Milwaukee Public Museum's Dome Theater and Planetarium to Debut Digistar 6
The Milwaukee Public Museum's Dome Theater and Planetarium will be the first planetarium in the world to debut Digistar 6 technology on Saturday, September 17. This ground breaking dome technology will replace the giant screen 15/70 film system, which was once the gold standard for giant screen projection.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science Selects Digistar 6
Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), are pleased to announce that the E&S Digistar system will be installed in the Gates Planetarium in September 2016.
European Southern Observatory Chooses Digistar
Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) are pleased to announce that ESO has selected the E&S Digistar system for their ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre scheduled for opening in November 2017.
Ushering the Bangkok Planetarium to the 21st Century
What do you do when your mid-20th-century-vintage planetarium is in need of an update? As many other facilities are doing these days, we at the Bangkok Planetarium at the Science Center for Education wanted to do a tune-up on an aging facility.
At Last, The Ultimate Planetarium
On March 11, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Burke Baker Planetarium becomes the world's first True8K™ Planetarium, displaying fulldome starfields and movies with over 50 million unique pixels. A typical digital movie screen is only 2 million pixels.
Updates to the Griffith's Samuel Oschin Planetarium
The Griffith Observatory's Samuel Oschin Planetarium re-invented itself again in late 2015, nearly ten years after a major renovation that ushered the Los Angeles facility squarely into the realm of fulldome.
The latest update brought Digistar 5 along with six Christie Boxer 30,000-lumen projectors to cover the 75-foot dome seamlessly.
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.
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.
Flint, Michigan's Planetarium debuts most advanced technology in North America
Historically known as "The Vehicle City", Flint will be unveiling a completely renovated Longway Planetarium in the city’s revered Cultural Center campus. The event will be taking place during a weekend long celebration called the "Weekend of Wonder", May 29 – May 31.
8K Systems Demystified
The term "8K" is one of the latest buzz words in the fulldome community. As of today, there is no industry specification or standard definition for 8K. Many have taken liberties in calling systems that use five or six 4K projectors as "8K" solutions, when they actually do not produce 8K x 8K resolution.