News Bytes

Dooley Planetarium Receives Digistar 5 Upgrade

1/14/2015 5:44:43 PM UTC - Last month we installed a new Digistar 5 system in the Dooley Planetarium at Francis Marion University. There is a great write up about the upgrade in their student newspaper. Welcome to the Digistar family!
http://patriotnewsonline.com/news/2015/01/12/dooley-planetarium-gets-nasa-upgrade/

"8K" Digistar 5 Goes Head-to-Head with 15/70 Giant Screen Film

1/12/2015 6:57:19 PM UTC - Joe Kleiman from InPark Magazine wrote an excellent article about the GSCA Digital Dome Day where we put an "8K" Digistar 5 head-to-head with 15/70 giant screen film on the 23 meter dome at the Science Museum of Virginia. Check it out!
http://imersa.org/item/cinema-shootout-in-virginia-8k-fulldome-takes-on-1570-film

Centre for Life Digistar 5 Upgrade

1/12/2015 6:55:56 PM UTC - Congratulations to Centre for Life for their digital planetarium upgrade that will make them the first Digistar 5 theater in the United Kingdom! Congrats also to our friends at Skypoint Planetariums!

New Digistar Theaters

1/12/2015 5:35:23 PM UTC - Since mid-November 2014, E&S has been awarded 22 Digistar 5 projects. Five of these are new "8K" systems. Stay tuned for more updates!

Longway Planetarium Under Construction

1/9/2015 3:12:45 PM UTC - The Longway Planetarium featuring Digistar 5 is now under construction in Flint, MI!
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/01/longway_planetarium_constructi.html

Upcoming 8K Installations

1/7/2015 6:44:21 PM UTC - In December we signed contracts for two new 8K Digistar 5 systems that will be installed this year. Science Centre Singapore will install an 8K Digistar 5 3D system using Christie DLP projectors and the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan will install an 8K Digistar 5 system using Sony projectors. We are honored to welcome these theaters into the Digistar 5 family.

E&S and GSCA Dome Day

1/6/2015 8:23:01 PM UTC - E&S and the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) teamed up to present an 8K digital fulldome demonstration at the Science Museum of Virginia at the end of October. Read the story here. http://www.es.com/News/Events/2014/GSCA_archive.html

2015 Lunar Calendar

12/18/2014 4:55:41 PM UTC - We hope you have a happy holiday season and a great new year. Download a free copy of our 2015 Lunar Calendar on our website here: http://www.es.com/About/Calendars/

Digistar Cloud Library

12/17/2014 10:50:27 PM UTC - Since the official launch of the Digistar Cloud Library a little over 6 months ago, 332 items have been shared with the Digistar community. That's a lot of free shows, scripts, models, videos, images and more. Thanks to all of you for sharing and making the launch so successful! Learn more about the power of the Digistar 5 Cloud Library here: http://www.es.com/Products/Features.html

First International Festival of Planetariums

12/10/2014 6:21:51 PM UTC - Last week the Planetarium Torreón hosted the first International Festival of Planetariums. We enjoyed getting to know everyone and the great attendance at our show production workshop. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, food, and memories.

What's New in the Cloud?

12/10/2014 6:20:39 PM UTC - What's new in the Digistar 5 Cloud Library? Planetarium Flensburg has shared Comet 67p Approach which displays the final approach of Rosetta to Comet 67p complete with a hi res model of the comet and the landing of the Philae craft on the surface. Download it here: https://www.es.com/cloud/?search=f685439a-8d0d-4677-9dbf-339185bf8d8d

Congratulations to 2015 IMERSA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

12/1/2014 5:36:53 PM UTC - Our warmest congratulations go out to Ian McLennan on this distinguished and well-deserved honor! We can't wait to celebrate your award with you at the IMERSA Summit in February. Cheers!
http://imersa.org/item/ian-award

GSCA Digital Dome Demo Article

11/19/2014 8:37:07 PM UTC - Did you miss our GSCA Digital Dome Demo last month? There is a great summary of the event in the current LF Examiner. You can read a reprint of the article here: http://www.es.com/news/events/2014/resources/DomeDayReprintV1707.pdf

COSI Planetarium Opening

11/19/2014 6:15:02 PM UTC - The new COSI Planetarium in Columbus, Ohio is set to open this weekend. They have a whole day of celebration planned for their opening. We recently installed a Digistar 5 system with dual Christie projectors in their planetarium. Congratulations to COSI Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! and welcome to the Digistar 5 family! We wish you many years of continued success.

Texas A&M International University - Laredo

11/12/2014 6:25:46 PM UTC - Congratulations to our friends at the TAMIU LBV Planetarium in Laredo, TX on their upgrade from Digistar 3 to Digistar 5. Their new 4K system features two JVC projectors. Read more about it here: http://www.thebridgenewspaper.com/news/view.php/852882/The-Wonders-of-the-Lamar-Bruni-Vergara-P

Rosetta Mission

11/12/2014 5:39:27 PM UTC - Congratulations to the European Space Agency on the successful landing of Philae on Comet 67P. Digistar 5 users, you already have models of the Rosetta spacecraft and the Philae lander, plus there are a number of sequences in the Digistar Cloud with more to come.

GSCA Digital Dome Day Pictures

11/5/2014 6:46:04 PM UTC - We had a great demo at the GSCA Digital Dome Day in Richmond, VA. Here are some photos from the event.

Philae Lander

11/5/2014 6:19:11 PM UTC - The Philae Lander will touchdown next week on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We are excited to see the results of this mission. This mission, among others, is featured in our fulldome show, Robot Explorers. Click here for more information about the Lander.

Cloud Contest Winners

10/29/2014 7:08:58 PM UTC - We had a lot of really fantastic submissions to the Cloud Library the last few months. Thanks again to everyone that participated in this contest. The Science Museum of Virginia won the grand prize of a $250 Amazon gift card and Infini.to and Menke Planetariums both won $100 Amazon gift cards.

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