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8K Digistar 5 System Now Open at the Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science

6/29/2015 2:15:42 PM UTC - More photos of the new 8K Digistar 5 system with 6 Sony T-615 projectors at the Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science.

EC1 Lódz's Dome Installation

6/25/2015 7:36:07 PM UTC - Dome installation is underway at EC1 Lodz, Poland. Here are some on-site photos of their installation progress. We are concluding testing on their new 8K Digistar 5 system here at E&S and will post more pictures when it is all packaged up and ready for shipment.

E&S hosts AMNH's Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart

6/19/2015 7:14:18 PM UTC - This week E&S was thrilled to host Director of Astrovisualization from the American Musuem Of Natural History, Carter Emmart. We reviewed incorporation of his new project OpenSpace into Digistar. This groundbreaking project is mapping images of comets, Ceres and Pluto using the precise geometry from ESA navigation data and image time stamps from spacecrafts Rosetta, Dawn, New Horizons, and more.

Carter was kind enough to give us demonstration in our dome using Digistar 5, which already has the renowned Digital Universe fully integrated and available to more than 200 Digistar sites around the world. We also got a glimpse of the fantastic real-life images that are being built with OpenSpace.

Taiwan Final Adjustments and Finishing Touches

6/17/2015 7:19:16 PM UTC - The night before the new 8K Digistar 5 opening at the Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science. Final adjustments and finishing touches are wrapping up!

On-site Training at Taiwan's National Museum of Natural Science

6/12/2015 3:22:03 PM UTC - We have been on-site conducting Digistar 5 training at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan. Welcome to the Digistar family! We are excited for their opening next week, 18 June, 2015.

Auto-Blending Before and After Photos

6/9/2015 5:27:17 PM UTC -
As promised, here are some before and after un-edited pictures of the 23 M dome at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan. Using Digistar 5's fully integrated and proprietary Auto-blending, one click of a mouse seamlessly blends six (6) Sony projectors into beautiful 8K resolution on their 23 meter dome.

Auto-Blend and Auto-Alignment are options that are fully integrated into Digistar 5.

Taiwan Training: Auto-blending

6/8/2015 5:54:01 PM UTC - Digistar 5's fully integrated auto-blending system creates an optimal edge blend with any projection system. We are at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan training their staff how to auto-blend their new 8K six (6) Sony projector, Digistar 5 system. We'll be posting more pictures soon of their 23 meter dome, before and after using auto-blend.

EC1 Lódz's new Digistar 5 8K System now being tested!

6/5/2015 10:06:33 PM UTC - EC1 Lódz's new Digistar 5 8K System with 6 Sony VLPGT100 projectors is now being tested in our dome prior to shipment.

Photos are of their computer racks at the start of construction, and fully built and running in our test dome

Bangkok Planetarium prepares for Digistar 5 Upgrade

6/3/2015 4:38:50 PM UTC - Working with our local partner, Siam TC, the Bangkok Planetarium is prepped for a major upgrade.

Asia Discovers Digistar: InPark Magazine Article

6/1/2015 9:14:48 PM UTC - Joe Kleiman and InPark Magazine profile Evans & Sutherland's role in expanding Asia's planetarium and fulldome markets:

Asia Discovers Digistar

First Official Screening of Science Center Singapore

5/29/2015 7:35:08 PM UTC - As part of Science Centre Singapore's community outreach and to mark the first official screening of their new 8K Digistar 5 system, guests comprised of students from astronomy clubs and lower-income families from local family centers were invited to a special preview at the newly revamped Omni-Theatre.

Science Centre Singapore is open to the public Saturday 30 May, 2015.

Longway Planetarium debuts their new 4K Digistar 5 system

5/27/2015 7:35:39 PM UTC - Longway Planetarium debuts their new Digistar 5 system during "Weekend of Wonder", May 29th to 31st.

Todd Slisher, Executive Director of Sloan*Longway said; "We are pleased to showcase these new high resolution video projectors (the Christie Boxers) as the first in any planetarium in the U.S. and Canada. This powerful display system combined with the Digistar 5 digital planetarium will provide audiences with an experience that is first of its kind. We feel that this new renovation of the Longway Planetarium will position us to be the premier informal educational facility in the region."

News Release:
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Singapore Science Centre's 3D 8K Digistar 5 system Installation Completed

5/22/2015 3:55:49 PM UTC - Science Centre Singapore's new 3D 8K Digistar 5 system, with five Christie D4K25 3D high brightness projectors, has been installed. Check out some behind the scenes photos of their new projectors.

Installation Beginning at Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science

5/20/2015 4:44:37 PM UTC - The Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science Upper Media Booth's legacy technology has been removed and prepared for their new Digistar 5 & Sony T-615 projectors.

Our shipment has arrived and we are on-site to install it!

Photos of the Kayseri Science Center Digistar 5 Installation

5/13/2015 5:47:35 PM UTC - Our Field Service Engineer, Colin, took some behind the scenes photos of the Kayseri Science center in Kayseri, Turkey. They are getting a new 4K resolution Digistar 5 system with dual JVC projectors.

TSU Planetarium's new makeover, Digistar 5 system

5/7/2015 4:42:57 PM UTC - A great update on the remodeling of Tarleton State University's Planetarium. We're excited about their new Digistar 5 system! More photos and information to come about their grand reopening at the end of May 2015.
Tarleton's Planetarium gets high-tech makeover

E&S DUG 2015 Conference Scholarship

5/1/2015 3:08:46 PM UTC - E&S has announced a student scholarship for the 2015 Digistar Users Group Conference! The scholarship includes waived registration fees for the annual DUG meeting, four nights hotel accommodation, round trip airfare. and local transportation for all DUG activities.

You can find more information about the scholarship and how to apply here:

8K Digistar 5 System Shipping to Science Centre Singapore

4/29/2015 5:45:12 PM UTC - We are getting our latest 8K Digistar 5 system ready to ship to Science Centre Singapore! They are getting five new 3D Christie Boxer projectors which will present stunning, bright, high-resolution imagery on their 23 meter dome. They will be opening to the public this summer.

New Horizons Mission Trajectory Available in Digistar 5 Cloud Library

4/28/2015 3:46:09 PM UTC - We're getting excited about the New Horizons mission to Pluto and its moons. Digistar 5 users can find several new scripts in the Cloud Library showing the mission's trajectory, the story of its journey and what we'll be learning in just a few month's time. Also, Digistar 3 and 4 users can find instructions for getting copies of these same great resources for their systems in the DUG Yahoo Group. Enjoy!

Shanghai Natural History Museum Opening Celebration Event

4/22/2015 9:06:35 PM UTC - On April 18th, the Shanghai Natural History Museum held an opening celebration event in concert with International Nature Protection week. It was announced by Yao Ming, NBA all-star and ambassador of nature preservation assigned by the United Nations.

The museum was officially open to the public the next day with capacity crowds. People queued for three hours just to get in.

E&S opened a 4K fulldome Digistar 5 theater and an innovative Cambrian Theater 8K experience in an inverted dome. Congratulations on a successful opening.