News Bytes

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:

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:

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:

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!

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:

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:

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 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.

2014 ASTC Conference

10/8/2014 6:47:05 PM UTC - The annual ASTC conference is coming up soon! We will be there demonstrating Digistar 5 in our booth at the trade show. And plan to join us for the GSCA Digital Dome Day at the Science Museum of Virginia on October 22nd. More details to follow.

Digistar 5 Installation in Vienna

10/1/2014 6:55:33 PM UTC - Congratulations to Skypoint Planetariums, our European representatives for Digistar, for a fantastic new installation in Vienna. We would also like to welcome NhM Naturhistorisches Museum Wien into the Digistar 5 family. We wish you much success!

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!

2014 MAPS Conference

9/3/2014 6:37:53 PM UTC - We will be at the Maryland Science Center next week for the 2014 MAPS Conference demonstrating the exciting new features in the Fall 2014 release of Digistar 5. Please check out the schedule on their website.

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.