Digistar 5 dazzles audiences, Engages Students, at Refurbished COSI Planetarium
“Upgrading to the Digistar 5 system with the Christie projectors was huge for us,” says Kate Storm, director of theaters, COSI. “This system does everything we ever wanted a planetarium to do or wished it could do.”
“The technology in the planetarium allows us to create and develop unique content,” says Storm. “We created a custom show meeting Ohio’s learning standards for fifth graders in Columbus city schools during specially designed field trips. The feedback was incredible. Teachers and administrators told us the students could visualize and explain the concepts when they returned to school.”
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Burke Baker's Planetearium Re-Opening Out of this World
"This week Evans & Sutherland delivered on their True8K vision and exceeded all our expectations in Houston. The combination of high resolution, high contrast, high brightness, and rich color palette has turned our planetarium into a destination with record crowds and much applause. We have a star field that is as dark and rich as any on Earth. We have video that is far sharper, more vibrant, and more immersive than in any movie theater. In a True8K planetarium with its high frame rate, a new reality surrounds you, immerses you, and takes you where you could never go before. The Burke Baker Planetarium is not just a movie theater, but a unique audience experience, like a world-class exhibit, to be enjoyed oand over again." -Dr. Carolyn Sumners
Vice President for Astronomy and the Physical Sciences
Latest from our team in Tromso, Norway
Image Credit: Marty Sisam/Evans & Sutherland
After a very snowy day with gale force winds the team returned to the Eiscat site last night. The weather forecast was very poor but our own local analysis suggested the possibility of a hole developing over the mountainous valley of Ramfjorden, site of the Eiscat installation.
In snow over 2 foot deep they set up the camera equipment for the four hour timelapse sequence. This would provide about 30 seconds of material for viewing on the dome. All shooting was being done in 8K format.
After an hour or so the sky cleared and although aurora activity was forecast to be low a beautiful outburst of green Aurora lit the valley and silhouetted the Radar Dish as it moved across the heavens.
Using radar, the Eiscat instruments investigate the upper atmosphere and search for disturbances related to geomagnetic activity.
Otago Museum's Planetarium Shows are Sellout Success
Using Digistar 5, the talented team at Otago Museum in Dundin, New Zealand, produced three new planetarium shows for their Grand Opening in December 2015. Almost every show since the planetarium's opening has sold out.
Otago Museum Grand Opening
Otago Museum will debut the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium on Saturday, 5 December, 2015. Their active 3D Digistar 5 marks a new southernmost planetarium in New Zealand, and the only 3D planetarium in Australasia.
They are launching with 3 new shows all created by their in-house production team using Digistar. One of their shows, "Mārama ā-Whetū: Light of the Stars" tells of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand and highlights New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.
New Digistar 5 to illuminate Scobee Planetarium
San Antonio College's Scobee Planetarium will close for the remainder of the semester starting Nov. 20 to upgrade the projection system in the theater.
We are thrilled to be installing a new 4K Digistar 5 system with dual Christie Boxer projectors.
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Bangkok, Thailand Digistar 5 Installation
E&S recently completed installation at the Bangkok Planetarium in Thailand. The planetarium now has a Hybrid Digistar 5 system with dual center mounted Christie Boxer projectors and a Mark IV Zeiss projector. Opening of the renovated planetarium will be later this year.