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Digistar Cloud Library Contest

8/20/2014 5:55:20 PM UTC - Are you creating anything amazing in Digistar 5 that you want to share with the community? Then this contest is for you. Every submission to the Cloud Library between now and October 15th gives you a chance to win an Amazon gift card. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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, 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!

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.

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!

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.

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.
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.

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

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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.

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.

Association of Fulldome Innovators

6/16/2014 4:03:34 PM UTC - At the 2014 IMERSA Summit in March, key stakeholders in specialty cinema discussed the convergence taking place between giant-screen film domes and digital dome theaters (aka fulldome theaters, or digital planetariums). The dialog moved representatives of leading fulldome system providers Sky-Skan, SCISS and Evans & Sutherland to form a new special interest group: AFDI, the Association of Fulldome Innovators. Read more here.

8K Fulldome Production

6/13/2014 3:18:14 PM UTC - Our friends and Digistar clients at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK have written an excellent blog article to explore “8K” from a production perspective and have done a great analysis of the cost and benefit of creating content at 8K resolution.

2014 IPS Conference

6/11/2014 5:42:25 PM UTC - The 2014 International Planetarium Society conference starts in less than 2 weeks on June 23rd. We are excited to show off the new Digistar 5 features including the Digistar Cloud Library. In addition to our demos in the dome we will have a booth at the trade show. We hope to see you there!

IPS Macao International Fulldome Festival

6/4/2014 6:45:52 PM UTC - We are about a week away from the IPS Macao International Fulldome Festival. Several fulldome films that we distribute will be in the official competition, including our own, Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries film. Hope to see you in Macao, and then onto IPS in Beijing!