5/22/2013 5:59:24 PM UTC - Evans & Sutherland is participating in the effort to establish technical standards for giant flat screen and dome theaters. We invite you to join in the discussions on the DIGSS (Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications) Forums. We would love to hear your feedback on the proposed technical specs. http://giantscreencinema.com/MemberCenter/DIGSS/DIGSSForum.aspx
5/17/2013 5:10:29 PM UTC - Our engineers have developed some amazing technology to keep fulldome systems with multiple projectors beautifully aligned and blended. Check out the interactive examples of our Auto Alignment and Auto Blending systems on our new web page.
5/8/2013 6:34:25 PM UTC - The pre-conference for APLF Association des Planetariums de Langue Francaise starts today at The Centre for Astronomy of St-Michel-Observatoire, and the main conference runs from tomorrow until Sunday. We will be there to demonstrate the capabilities of Digistar 5.
5/1/2013 6:40:00 PM UTC - The annual meeting of German-speaking planetariums starts this weekend. Our European representative Skypoint Planetariums will be attending along with an E&S sales agent. We will be demonstrating Digistar 5 at the conference. Hope to see you there!
More information about the conference here.
4/24/2013 6:45:33 PM UTC - Thanks for everyone's participation in our Fulldome Content Survey. We had a drawing for the free 6 month license of an E&S show, and the winner is... Eduard Thomas of FH Kiel (Fachbereich Agrarwirtschaft) and Kiel Planetarium. Congratulations, Eduard!
4/23/2013 10:55:54 PM UTC - Please join us for another Digistar Webinar tomorrow at 8 am and 5 pm MDT. We will be discussing hardware troubleshooting, but more specifically about getting and keeping a picture on the dome. Log into the Customer Portal for links to join this webinar and to see past webinars.
4/17/2013 8:05:50 PM UTC - Evans & Sutherland co-founder, Ivan Sutherland, was recently interviewed by Time Magazine about his role in pioneering the computer graphics industry.
Read the full article here.
4/17/2013 7:52:38 PM UTC - E&S is pleased to welcome Skypoint Planetariums as our new European sales agents. They will provide sales and support for Digistar systems across Europe.
4/10/2013 6:59:47 PM UTC - Evans & Sutherland would like to congragulate the Clark Planetarium on their 10 year anniversary. They were one of the first Digistar 3 installations in the world and have since upgraded to Digistar 5. They are having a big celebration this week with Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, lecturing tomorrow night. We hope to see you there.
4/4/2013 10:38:15 PM UTC - Digistar users are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 10th for a 20-minute webinar, “FTP & SFTP: Sharing Files with Evans & Sutherland and Digistar Users Group.” This is an introductory-level webinar with time-saving tips and software recommendations for all. We’ll cover how to connect with E&S Support to transfer files, and we’ll show you how to find demos in the Digistar Users Group FTP Library. Also learn the procedures for submitting a new demo to the DUG Library!
4/3/2013 5:50:53 PM UTC - The latest version of Digistar 4, version 1.13.03, is available for download on the Customer Portal on our website. This release makes improvements with video playback, multiline text objects, and navigation. It also expands the font list in Object Properties and Add Text dialog.
4/1/2013 5:01:28 PM UTC - Yep, it's April 1st, but this video is not a joke. We have officially brought Pong to Digistar 5! Enjoy, and please let us know what you think.
3/12/2013 9:43:58 PM UTC - Have you caught a glimpse of Comet Panstarrs yet? Using Digistar 5, we put together simple finder charts. This chart shows the position of C/2011 L4 Panstarrs at approximately a half hour after sunset between March 12th and 24th. All Digistar Users Group members can download full-resolution all-sky finder charts for use in their domes from the DUG FTP Library. D3, D4 and D5 scripts are included as well.
Grab some binoculars and look for the comet, Jupiter (in Taurus) and Moon tonight. Good luck!
3/6/2013 6:59:52 PM UTC - As many of you know, this is the 30th anniversary of Digistar. We are collecting stories, images and videos of how Digistar has impacted the fulldome community over the past 3 decades. Share your stories on our contact page and be entered into a drawing for prizes to be given throughout the year.
2/28/2013 4:26:03 PM UTC - The new Taylor Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies is set to open this Saturday with new seats, new carpeting and a new Digistar 5 system with 4K JVC projectors. Congratulations, and best wishes for a fantastic opening weekend!
2/27/2013 8:01:57 PM UTC - E&S is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Mysteries of the Great Lakes, a new giant screen film transfer from Science North
Click here to watch the trailer.
2/14/2013 5:44:12 PM UTC - Close call coming up: this Friday features a close encounter with 2012-DA14, a near-Earth asteroid that will be so close that it passes within the orbits of our geosynchronous satellites! At just 17,200 miles away at closest approach on February 15th (roughly 19:00 UTC), this is the closest asteroid pass ever known about in advance. Digistar users can always add new asteroids in minutes; here’s an image captured from Digistar 5 with some Earth satellites for scale
2/1/2013 9:07:00 PM UTC - This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Digistar. Thanks to everyone who has made Digistar a success!
1/29/2013 9:45:37 PM UTC - Digistar users are invited to attend a webinar tomorrow, January 30, on improving performance of real-time shows. We will have two sessions at 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. MST. Find the links to the webinar in the E&S Customer Portal. See you there!
1/23/2013 7:04:06 PM UTC - We just uploaded a set of pictures from our dome at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on our Facebook page. Take a look here.