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On Earth as it is From Heaven


Image Credit: Evans & Sutherland/Marty Sisam

As part of a new 8K show production in conjunction with Houston Museum of Natural Science, Evans & Sutherland has a photography team on the ground north of the Arctic Circle. They are photographing the Aurora Borealis, while coordinating with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to capture the same Aurora, in the same locations at the same time.


Image Credit: NASA/ARES Exploration Science Office

Using special equipment these images are being specifically captured in 8K resolution for the fulldome. The first results of these coordinated aurora images are now coming in. Sunday night (7 February, 2016) this active aurora was captured by our team and the ISS astronauts at the same time over Norway.

2016 Feb 10

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Otago Museum

The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium is a new 51 seat theater with a 9m aluminum Spitz NanoSeam dome tilted at 12°. Their Digistar 5 integrates two Barco F35 (2560 x 1600) projectors with 120Hz 3D capability.

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2016 Jan 25

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Updates to the Griffith's Samuel Oschin Planetarium

The Griffith Observatory's Samuel Oschin Planetarium re-invented itself again in late 2015, nearly ten years after a major renovation that ushered the Los Angeles facility squarely into the realm of fulldome.

The latest update brought Digistar 5 along with six Christie Boxer 30,000-lumen projectors to cover the 75-foot dome seamlessly.

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2016 Jan 08

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Planetarium Show for Hearing Impared


We will be screening Wonders of Universe, which has been converted to include a translation for hearing impaired audiences. The program is scheduled for 10th December, 2015 at Yashwant Rao Chavan Planetarium, Nashik, India. This special sign language fulldome planetarium production is a joint effort of Evans & Sutherland, Astral Inc, Nehru Planetarium, INFOVISION and Nashik Municipal Corporation.
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2015 Dec 07

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Griffith Observatory Upgrades to Digistar 5


Griffith Observatory's new 8K Digistar 5 system drives 6 Christie Boxer projectors to produce crisp, bright images never before seen on their historic dome. Our proprietary auto-blending and auto-alignment technology allows us to take these 6 different projectors to create one bright, seamless, uniform, hi-resolution image on their iconic dome.
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2015 Nov 18

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Science Center of Iowa Planetarium Installation


This week we are installing a new Digistar 5 system with two Christie Boxer projectors and 4K resolution video. After about 10 months, visitors to the Science Center of Iowa will once again be able to explore space in the center's planetarium. The Science Center's planetarium has been dark since mid-January when an "electrical occurrence" took out the system in the center's 50-foot, domed Star Theater.
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2015 Nov 10

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GSCA Dome Day 2015

As a follow-up to the world's first, split screen demo between 15/70 film and 8K fulldome digital projection at the Science Museum of Virginia last October, Evans & Sutherland (E&S) again demonstrated an 8K Digistar 5 digital fulldome system at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California for the Giant Screen Cinema Association's (GSCA) Dome Day.

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2015 Oct 06

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Giant Screen Cinema Association 2015 Sponsorship

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Evans & Sutherland has signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco on September 9-11.

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2015 Aug 25

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Science Centre Singapore

One of three new 8K resolution E&S 2015 installations in Asia, the Science Center Sinapore's Omni-Theatre is Asia's brightest digital fulldome system with each of the five Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors displaying a never-before-seen 30,000 lumens in a dome.

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2015 Jul 27

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At-Bristol Science Centre

At-Bristol Science Centre, one of the UK's leading interactive science centres, is upgrading its Planetarium to become the UK's first digital 3D Planetarium.

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2015 Jul 06

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Verkehrshaus

The Swiss Transport Museum (STM) features Europe's first "8K" Digistar 5 digital fulldome system.

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2015 Jul 01

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Flint, Michigan's Planetarium debuts most advanced technology in North America

Historically known as "The Vehicle City", Flint will be unveiling a completely renovated Longway Planetarium in the city’s revered Cultural Center campus. The event will be taking place during a weekend long celebration called the "Weekend of Wonder", May 29 – May 31.

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2015 May 27

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8K Systems Demystified

The term "8K" is one of the latest buzz words in the fulldome community. As of today, there is no industry specification or standard definition for 8K. Many have taken liberties in calling systems that use five or six 4K projectors as "8K" solutions, when they actually do not produce 8K x 8K resolution.

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2014 Jul 29

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Digistar Cloud Contest - Gustave Holst's The Planets

Evans & Sutherland is pleased to announce a new Cloud contest that will begin February 1, 2016. The contest is to create Digistar sequences synchronized to movements of the orchestral suite The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.

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2016 Jan 26

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Aurora Themed Bangkok Planetarium Opens with Excitement


More than 50 years after it first opened, Bangkok's Science Centre for Education - or the Planetarium as it was formerly known - recently underwent eight months of renovations, opening its doors wide again to moonwalkers, both young and old, just in time for National Children's Day.

Billing itself as Thailand's most advanced planetarium and equipped with a single, multipurpose 4K Digistar 5 system from the US, the venue celebrated its return with the screening of the award-winning documentary, "Experience the Aurora" by the leading American company Evans & Sutherland.
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2016 Jan 18

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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. Read More

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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.
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2015 Dec 03

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Christie Case Study on Science Museum of Virginia

Making the move from film to digital projectors, the Science Museum of Virginia upgrades their 1570 giant screen film projection system to the world’s first 8K digital fulldome system installed as a 1570 film projection replacement in a dome, enhancing the content they can offer.
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2015 Nov 16

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Hefei, China's Digistar 5 Theater Debut

Hefei Science and Technology Museum (HSTM) officially introduced its Digistar 5 dome theater to the public on October 1st, beginning of the National Day holiday in China.

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2015 Oct 30

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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.

2015 Aug 31

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The Birth of Computer Graphics

This article from KSL News focuses on the history of Evans & Sutherland and its role in shaping the field of computer graphics.

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2015 Aug 19

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Shanghai Natural History Museum

The immersive environment inside the museum's Theater of the Cambrian Explosion is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the world. The dome is inverted and has a 5-meter diameter central pedestal in the center for up to 40 viewers per show.

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2015 Jul 27

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Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) features the world's first "8K" digital fulldome system installed to replace a 1570 giant screen film projection system.

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2015 Jul 06

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Asia Discovers Digistar

InPark Magazine recently ran a great article about our 8K Digistar 5 systems in Asia. Please have a look to see some of the exciting projects we have been working on lately.

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2015 Jun 25

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GSCA Digital Dome Day 2014 Wrap-Up

On October 22, 2014, the Giant Screen Cinema Association sponsored a digital dome demonstration at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Early this year, Evans & Sutherland installed an 8K resolution digital fulldome system to replace their existing 1570 giant screen film system.

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2015 Jan 21

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Loch Ness Productions Installs Digistar 5 System

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.

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2014 Feb 18

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Bangkok Planetarium

Bangkok's long-time astronomical center is ready to beckon and captivate a new generation of children with the universe's mystical lure. The galaxies can now be explored using Digistar 5 in the renovated Bangkok Planetarium.

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2016 Jan 25

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Digital renovation of the Space Theater

The Space Theatre in the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung was the first large planetarium in Taiwan. Upon deciding to update the facility, the museum started its renovation with a single multi-purpose 8K Digistar 5 system in August 2014, with the renovation completed in June 2015.

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2016 Jan 08

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Bangkok Planetarium Returns to the Stars in January


The newly renovated Bangkok planetarium will reopen with a ceremony on Jan. 5 and offer free admission for five days through Jan. 9. The theater now features a 4K-resolution Digistar 5 system.

Via Kiaosod English, read more and watch a time lapse video of the renovation.

2015 Dec 17

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EC-1, City of Industry

At EC-1 City of Industry East, there is a new 8K Digistar 5 devoted to astronomy education. This is the first of two Digistar 5 installations at EC1 Lodz, Poland. A second dome theater featuring a Digistar 5 system in 3D is installing now.

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2015 Dec 02

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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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2015 Nov 13

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Digistar on the White House Lawn


Monday night’s Astronomy Day celebration on the White House lawn featured a portable Discovery Dome operated by educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute with support from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Rice University, and Evans & Sutherland. Rice provided the dome as part of their dome loaner program, HMNS provided the projection system and all of the content formatted correctly. Christine Shupla made the 20 minute presentation live using Robot Explorers solar system animations from Evans & Sutherland. Every institution played a critical role in making Astronomy Day under the Dome a success. Christine Shupla’s creative use of Robot Explorers could inspire others to use this show as full-dome animations for telling a live story of NASA’s missions to the planets.

It is exciting to realize that these very portable Discovery Domes can reach every student in the US with the

2015 Oct 20

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Innovative New Theater at Shanghai Natural History Museum

Opened in June 2015 at the new Shanghai Natural History Museum visitors can now experience being swept to the bottom of the primeval Cambrian ocean 550 million years ago, a time when animals first appeared on Earth.

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2015 Aug 27

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Surat Full Dome Planetarium Film Festival

The Surat Planetarium Conference begins with an Indian traditional lamp lighting ceremony. We are excited to be participating with our local agent, Infovision.

2015 Aug 05

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National Museum of Natural Science

The Nation Museum of Natural History in Taipei is phasing out legacy technologies with a new 8K Digistar 5 system.

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2015 Jul 27

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Hopping on the Cloud to Sharable Media

The June issue of the Planetarian included two great articles: one about how our clients are using the Digistar 5 Cloud Library, and one about an incredibly creative use of Digistar 5’s real time capabilities to create Art 360 at Arizona Science Center.

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2015 Jul 02

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Explore New Horizons at the Revamped Omni-Theatre

The Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is reopening its Omni-Theatre, which has been digitally enhanced with the world's latest and brightest 8K digital fulldome system to offer a distinctly immersive experience.

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2015 Jun 03

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Auto Blending

The Evans & Sutherland Auto Alignment and Auto Blending systems automatically provide multi projector alignment, color blending and brightness matching to ensure the system looks as seamless as possible. This proprietary system is fully integrated into the Digistar 5 software.

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2014 Aug 07

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The 60 fps Difference

In the world of real-time computer graphics, a visual refresh rate of 60Hz (60 frames per second) is nothing new. Evans & Sutherland visual systems for simulation have operated at this rate since the early 1970s.

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2012 Feb 22