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Denver Museum of Natural * Science Reopens Gates Planetarium with E&S Digistar System

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science today celebrated the grand re-opening of the Gates Planetarium. The Planetarium temporarily closed earlier this month to install upgraded projection equipment, making the experience sharper and more vibrant.

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2016 Sep 20

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Robin Sip Joins E&S as Director of Show Production & Content

Evans & Sutherland is pleased to welcome Mr. Robin Sip to E&S. Robin is an award winning Director and Writer of the best-selling fulldome productions Dawn of the Space Age, Natural Selection, and Dinosaurs at Dusk.

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2016 Jun 20

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E&S and Skypoint Introduce Digistar Lite

Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and Skypoint Planetariums are excited to announce Digistar Lite for portable planetariums and dome theaters. Now portable domes can have the Difference of Digistar at their fingertips.

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2016 Jun 17

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Milwaukee Public Museum Upgrade

In September, the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium (Dome Theater) at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will replace their giant screen 15/70 film system with a new 8K Digistar 5 immersive digital cinema/digital planetarium system from Evans & Sutherland.

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2016 Apr 19

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The World's First True8K Dome Theater

The renovated Burke Baker Planetarium is the first planetarium in the world to display a true 8K image with over 8,000 pixels across every meridian and over 50 million pixels filling the dome.

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2016 Mar 11

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Digital renovation of the Space Theater

The Space Theatre in the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung was the first large planetarium in Taiwan. Upon deciding to update the facility, the museum started its renovation with a single multi-purpose 8K Digistar 5 system in August 2014, with the renovation completed in June 2015.

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2016 Jan 08

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GSCA Dome Day 2015

As a follow-up to the world's first, split screen demo between 15/70 film and 8K fulldome digital projection at the Science Museum of Virginia last October, Evans & Sutherland (E&S) again demonstrated an 8K Digistar 5 digital fulldome system at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California for the Giant Screen Cinema Association's (GSCA) Dome Day.

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2015 Oct 06

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The Birth of Computer Graphics

This article from KSL News focuses on the history of Evans & Sutherland and its role in shaping the field of computer graphics.

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2015 Aug 19

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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.

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2015 Jun 03

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Auto Blending

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.

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2014 Aug 07

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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.

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2012 Feb 22

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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.

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2016 Sep 15

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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.

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2016 Jun 19

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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.

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2016 Jun 16

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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.

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2016 Mar 25

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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.

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2016 Feb 26

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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.

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2016 Jan 08

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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.

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2015 Aug 27

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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.

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2015 Jul 02

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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.

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2015 May 27

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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.

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2014 Jul 29

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GSCA Conference in Toronto to Feature True8K™ Digital Dome Demo

Evans & Sutherland will demonstrate the Digistar digital planetarium/dome cinema system with 10 Christie 4K projectors on the dome screen at the Ontario Science Centre Shoppers Drug Mart Omnitheater.

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2016 Aug 24

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Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin to Install Digistar with Zeiss Velvet Projectors

Evans & Sutherland and the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin, are pleased to announce that the E&S Digistar system will be installed in the newly renovated Zeiss-Großplanetarium scheduled for reopening in Summer 2016.

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2016 Jun 18

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E&S To Introduce Digistar 6 at IPS

Evans & Sutherland (E&S) will introduce Digistar 6, it's latest release of the world renowned Digistar digital planetarium/digital dome system at the International Planetarium Society (IPS) Conference in Warsaw, Poland on June 20, 2016.

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2016 Jun 15

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Houston Reaches the Stars

Astronomy knowledge is exploding at ever wavelength, taking us closer to the edge of space and the beginning of time. Now planetarium projection technology can provide the computer processing, data storage, resolution, and brightness to deliver the farthest galaxy.

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2016 Mar 25

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Digistar Cloud Contest - Gustave Holst's The Planets

Evans & Sutherland is pleased to announce a new Cloud contest that will begin February 1, 2016. The contest is to create Digistar sequences synchronized to movements of the orchestral suite The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.

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2016 Jan 26

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Hefei, China's Digistar 5 Theater Debut

Hefei Science and Technology Museum (HSTM) officially introduced its Digistar 5 dome theater to the public on October 1st, beginning of the National Day holiday in China.

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2015 Oct 30

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Giant Screen Cinema Association 2015 Sponsorship

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Evans & Sutherland has signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco on September 9-11.

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2015 Aug 25

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Asia Discovers Digistar

InPark Magazine recently ran a great article about our 8K Digistar 5 systems in Asia. Please have a look to see some of the exciting projects we have been working on lately.

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2015 Jun 25

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GSCA Digital Dome Day 2014 Wrap-Up

On October 22, 2014, the Giant Screen Cinema Association sponsored a digital dome demonstration at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Early this year, Evans & Sutherland installed an 8K resolution digital fulldome system to replace their existing 1570 giant screen film system.

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2015 Jan 21

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Loch Ness Productions Installs Digistar 5 System

Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the installation of an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 Producer Workstation in its Colorado studios as part of a cooperative agreement between the two companies.

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2014 Feb 18