News Bytes

Digistar 5 At The 2014 Symposium Of Planetariums

4/9/2014 5:56:33 PM UTC - We'll be presenting a major software update to Digistar 5 at the 2014 Symposium of Planetariums in Lucerne, Switzerland. You won't want to miss it! Find more info at

2014 Symposium of Planetariums - Lucerne

4/2/2014 8:46:42 PM UTC - The Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland will be hosting the 2014 Symposium of Planetariums from May 1 to May 5. Members of APLF, GDP, and PLANit will meet together during this symposium.
We recently installed an 8K JVC Digistar 5 system in their planetarium and will be demonstrating Digistar during this event.

8th Fulldome Festival in Jena, Germany

3/27/2014 7:33:23 PM UTC - We are proud to once again be sponsoring the 8th FullDome Festival in Jena, Germany this year. Our latest fulldome production, Cosmic Adventure, will also be presented at this year's festival.

Science Museum of Virginia Opens With New 8K Digistar 5 System

3/19/2014 6:12:29 PM UTC - Science Museum of Virginia held the grand opening of their digital fulldome theater last weekend with an 8K resolution Digistar 5 system! Congratulations to our friends in Richmond, VA who have opened the first 8K Digistar 5 system in North America.

Photos from Lucerne Planetarium Opening on 6 March, 2014

3/12/2014 6:21:51 PM UTC - The planetarium in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland had a successful opening this month. This is our first Digistar 5 8K installation in Europe.

Nehru Planetarium Launches a Special Show for Hearing Impaired

3/5/2014 8:36:00 PM UTC - The Nehru Planetarium of Nehru Centre, Mumbai along with Infovision Technologies, India launched a special planetarium show for people with hearing disabilities. Our fulldome production "Wonders of the Universe" was modified to include a sign-language interpreter composited into the show. This was India's first digital planetarium show for the hearing-impaired.
The program was attended by about 300 hearing-imparied people.

We offer congratulations to the Nehru Planetarium Mumbai and Infovision Technologies, and all others involved with this successful premiere.

E&S in 8K Panel at IMERSA Summit

2/26/2014 6:39:51 PM UTC - E&S will be participating in the conversation about 8K on Sunday night, March 9th, at the Fiske Planetarium during the IMERSA Summit. Here is our new ad featuring our two most recent 8K installations.

Loch Ness Productions Installs Digistar 5 System

2/18/2014 4:22:37 PM UTC - 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. View the Press Release.

Digistar 5 4K at Spanel Planetarium

2/14/2014 3:30:02 PM UTC - Some people get 4 carats for Valentine's Day. Western Washington University's Spanel Planetarium is getting 4K! We are installing a 4K center mount projector and a Digistar 5 system! Congratulations!

Digistar Training This Week

2/7/2014 10:38:58 PM UTC - This week we have had a few Digistar users in for some Digistar 5 Software Training. One of the students in our class this week has never seen snow before. He had a lot of questions, including some about snowballs. We were happy to answer some of those questions at lunchtime! It is such a lovely winter day that we also took the opportunity after eating to visit the Emigration Canyon summit. We saw the snow-covered mountains and got refreshed for an afternoon of learning how to write custom Digistar 5 scripts.

Sneak Peek Inside the Science Museum of Virginia's New Theater

2/6/2014 6:25:29 PM UTC - A sneak peek during the construction of the new NanoSeam dome at the Science Museum of Virginia. Their new Digistar 5 8K 3D fulldome system is opening next month.

Digistar 5 in the Evansville Museum

1/29/2014 6:34:23 PM UTC - One of our newest Digistar 5 theaters will be opening next weekend in Evansville, Indiana. Congratulations to our friends at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. We wish you great success with your new theater.

2014 IMERSA Summit.

1/22/2014 6:58:09 PM UTC - The IMERSA Summit is approaching quickly. E&S is a Premier Sponsor, and we would like to invite all of our Digistar users to attend. The Summit is shaping up to be a true touchstone for the entire industry. Please visit for more information about the Summit and to register online. We hope to see you there!

Rosetta Spacecraft Prepares for Rendezvous with Comet

1/20/2014 7:18:14 PM UTC - The Rosetta spacecraft successfully woke up today from a deep sleep after a long voyage. It is on its way to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko later this year. This robotic explorer along with many others are portrayed in our latest fulldome production, Robot Explorers.
Click here to read more about the Rosetta mission here on the European Space Agency's website.

Texas A&M - Commerce Reopening With Digistar 5

1/17/2014 10:58:14 PM UTC - Congratulations to our friends at Texas A&M University-Commerce on the grand reopening of their planetarium this month with Digistar 5! We wish you phenomenal success!

Science Museum of Virginia Dome Upgrade

1/15/2014 5:49:50 PM UTC - The Science Museum of Virginia has been getting a lot of great news coverage about the installation of their new NanoSeam dome and 8K Digistar 5 system. The upgraded theater opens to the public two months from today. We can't wait to see it!

IMERSA - Jeri in the Sky with Diamonds

1/8/2014 10:35:23 PM UTC - Jeri Panek will receive lifetime achievement honors at the 2014 IMERSA Summit, March 6-9 in Denver. Judith Rubin wrote this article about Panek's career, which spans the birth of the computer industry and the creation of the digital planetarium. Congratulations Jeri!
Click here to read more.

2014 Lunar Calendar

12/27/2013 7:24:15 PM UTC - Happy New Year! Download a copy of our latest Lunar Calendar for the new year here. Grab your copy today!

8K Digistar 5 System in Lucerne, Switzerland

12/11/2013 5:52:14 PM UTC - The brand new 8K Digistar 5 system at the Swiss Museum of Transport opened December 1. Here's a look inside their fulldome theater.

IMERSA Lifetime Acheivement Award to Jeri Panek

11/20/2013 4:43:08 PM UTC - IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) has announced that Jeri Panek, Director of Sales at Evans & Sutherland, will receive lifetime honors at the organizationís 2014 Summit in Denver, March 6-9. We congragulate Jeri Panek, one of the true pioneering visionaries of digital fulldome. Jeri's belief in the original Digistar, the world's first digital planetarium, paved the way for today's fulldome immersive theaters.