News Bytes

Digistar Cloud Library Contest

8/20/2014 5:55:20 PM UTC - Our Cloud Library Contest is officially over! Thanks to all who participated. We will be going through the submissions and picking the winners today. We will update this with the winning teams soon.
https://www.es.com/contests/cloudlibrary.html

GSCA Digital Dome Day

10/9/2014 5:23:53 PM UTC - Come join us at the Science Museum of Virginia on October 22nd for Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA)'s Digital Dome Day. We will be screening giant screen film transfers, fulldome 8K video, running 15/70 film comparisons with digital fulldome video, and more.
http://www.giantscreencinema.com/Events/DigitalDomeDay.aspx

2014 ASTC Conference

10/8/2014 6:47:05 PM UTC - The annual ASTC conference is coming up soon! We will be there demonstrating Digistar 5 in our booth at the trade show. And plan to join us for the GSCA Digital Dome Day at the Science Museum of Virginia on October 22nd. More details to follow.

Digistar 5 Installation in Vienna

10/1/2014 6:55:33 PM UTC - Congratulations to Skypoint Planetariums, our European representatives for Digistar, for a fantastic new installation in Vienna. We would also like to welcome NhM Naturhistorisches Museum Wien into the Digistar 5 family. We wish you much success!

What's New in the Cloud?

9/17/2014 9:00:05 PM UTC - What's new in the Cloud? Great new scripts from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Science Museum of Virginia, Arizona Science Center, Infini.to Turin Planetarium, Colgate University and Planetarium Flensburg. So exciting to see all this new content. Click the cloud button in Digistar 5 to have a look. And don't forget, Digistar Cloud Library submissions shared before October 15th make you eligible to win a prize!

GSCA Conference

9/17/2014 6:34:59 PM UTC - We are headed to the Giant Screen Cinema Association Conference this weekend. At the conference we will be participating in a professional development panel called "The Digital Pathway for Domes." Should be a fascinating discussion. Hope to see you there!

2014 MAPS Conference

9/10/2014 8:31:55 PM UTC - The 2014 MAPS Conference starts tonight at the Maryland Science Center! We will be showing some of the latest features we have built into Digistar 5. We hope to see you there!

2014 MAPS Conference

9/3/2014 6:37:53 PM UTC - We will be at the Maryland Science Center next week for the 2014 MAPS Conference demonstrating the exciting new features in the Fall 2014 release of Digistar 5. Please check out the schedule on their website. http://www.mapsplanetarium.org/2014/08/maps-2014-conference-schedule/

New Fulldome Show "The Future of Human Space Exploration"

9/3/2014 6:36:44 PM UTC - E&S is proud to distribute a new 11 minute show called, "The Future of Human Space Exploration" from NASA. Here is a link to information about the show on our website. The show is free to all Digistar customers.
https://www.es.com/Products/Shows/HumanSpaceExploration/index.html

2014 DUG Conference

8/27/2014 6:37:01 PM UTC - The 2014 DUG Conference in Germany begins September 1st with registration open until Friday. We are excited to see all of you there!
http://www.dug2014.de/

South Carolina State Museum Digistar 5

8/13/2014 7:44:49 PM UTC - South Carolina State Museum opens this weekend with a brand new Digistar 5 system in their planetarium. Take a look behind the scenes as South Carolina's newspaper, The State, goes on a tour of their new planetarium.
http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/09/3610250/the-wows-keep-coming-from-the.html

Abrams Planetarium at Mighigan State University Upgrade

7/31/2014 9:36:20 PM UTC - The Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. They are upgrading their old Digistar II theater to a new Digistar 5 system. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014308020009&nclick_check=1
Take a look at some of their photos as they prepare for their new installation.

8K Digistar 5 in the News

7/30/2014 6:18:59 PM UTC - Our 8K Digistar 5 system at the Science Museum of Virginia has been in the news! Please see the PDF reprint of the article in the Planetarian magazine and click the link to the online article from InPark Magazine.

What's New in the Cloud?

7/28/2014 7:57:16 PM UTC - What's new in the cloud? We have just shared a model for comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Comet 67P is the target for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, set for arrival later this year. This model is free for all Digistar 5 users with Cloud access.

Digistar 5 Demo @ 2014 WAC Conference

7/24/2014 8:02:48 PM UTC - Attending the 2014 WAC Conference? Come see our demo of the latest Digistar 5 features tonight in the planetarium.
     http://www.es.com/Products/Digistar.html

2014 WAC Conference

7/23/2014 5:49:27 PM UTC - This week we are at the 2014 WAC Conference hosted by the Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington. Their theater features a Digistar 5 system with DLP projectors. We hope to see you there!

What's New in the Cloud?

7/23/2014 5:42:30 PM UTC - What's new in the Cloud? The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has shared an interactive full dome game called Photo Taboo! Players guess an image on the dome behind them using clues from the audience. But the audience can't use any of the forbidden phrases in their clues. Search for Photo Taboo! in the Digistar Cloud Library and download it today. It's totally free for all Digistar 5 sites with Cloud access.

2014 IPS Conference Photos

7/2/2014 10:36:48 PM UTC -

Mediendom der Fachhochschule Kiel Digistar 5 Upgrade

7/2/2014 10:34:53 PM UTC - We just upgraded the dome and computer lab at Mediendom der Fachhochschule Kiel to Digistar 5. Planetarium Hamburg and Kiel will be hosting the 2014 DUG meeting later this year in September.

http://www.kn-online.de/Lokales/Kiel/Neue-digitale-Technik-Der-Mediendom-ruestet-maechtig-auf

2014 IPS Conference

6/25/2014 6:00:27 PM UTC - We have been at the 2014 IPS Conference this week showing off some of the great new features in Digistar 5. Be sure to visit our booth in the Exhibition Hall to see them in person. The conference runs until Friday the 27th.