11/20/2013 4:43:08 PM UTC - IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) has announced that Jeri Panek, Director of Sales at Evans & Sutherland, will receive lifetime honors at the organization’s 2014 Summit in Denver, March 6-9. We congragulate Jeri Panek, one of the true pioneering visionaries of digital fulldome. Jeri's belief in the original Digistar, the world's first digital planetarium, paved the way for today's fulldome immersive theaters.
10/25/2013 5:33:07 PM UTC - Since our Digistar 5 demo at ASTC took place in Albuquerque this week, the home of Breaking Bad, we decided to see what happens when Breaking Bad meets Digistar.
10/20/2013 6:54:16 PM UTC - We are at the 2013 annual conference for the Association of Science - Technology Centers this week. At our booth we are showing live demonstrations of Digistar 5. We will also have a fulldome presentation on Tuesday, October 22 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Hope to see you there!
9/25/2013 5:20:53 PM UTC - "The Science Museum of Virginia will give visitors a state-of-the-art cinematic experience with the new Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 system upgrade.”
--Kirk Johnson, E&S Vice President and General Manager
“The Science Museum will be opening up the full expanse of the cosmos to our guests to explore the universe in a truly spectacular fashion.”
--Richard Conti, CEO/Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia.
In early 2014, the Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond) will launch its upgraded, 23-meter (75 ft) dome theater, featuring Digistar 5 projection, with near-8K resolution and active stereoscopic 3D.
Read the complete news release and download images for this story.
9/23/2013 3:47:41 PM UTC - It’s another Monday morning at E&S, and just look at all the Digistar 5 systems we are getting ready to deliver all around the world. Yep, it’s going to be another busy week, and we couldn’t be more excited to see so many D5 systems on their way to new happy homes!
9/19/2013 8:25:04 PM UTC - The 2013 BAP Conference is coming up soon! It runs from September 27-28 at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle. We will be there demonstrating Digistar 5 and showing some of the great new features with Skypoint, our European agent.
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9/18/2013 8:10:54 PM UTC - With Voyager 1 receiving international coverage for reaching the “edge” of the solar system, this is a great time to talk about the spacecraft in planetarium shows. Digistar 5 includes the flight path of Voyager 1 (and many other spacecraft). You can replay the flight path of V1 from its launch, or you could decide to ride along with the spacecraft and show the solar system from Voyager’s perspective.
9/4/2013 5:38:27 PM UTC - The Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival kicks off tomorrow in Hilo, Hawaii. The festival runs until Saturday the 7th. We are happy to be presenting several of our shows including our latest production "Robot Explorers 3D." For a complete list of shows and the festival's schedule, check out this link: The Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival kicks off tomorrow in Hilo, Hawaii. The festival runs until Saturday the 7th. We are happy to be presenting several of our shows including our latest production "Robot Explorers 3D." For a complete list of shows and the festival's schedule, check out this link: http://www.imiloahawaii.org/233/ifff-2013-show-descriptions
8/14/2013 8:08:38 PM UTC - We introduced Digistar 5 at IPS last summer in July. Since then we have sold over 50 D5 systems. That's almost one per week! Thanks for helping make Digistar 5 a success.
8/7/2013 9:12:28 PM UTC - We are proud to welcome the Gummer Planetarium to the Digistar family. They recently opened with a Digistar 5 system using 5 DLP projectors with 120Hz active stereo on an 8 meter NanoSeam dome. The theater also includes a 7.1 channel digital audio system and LED cove lighting from Bowen Technovation.
7/24/2013 9:51:16 PM UTC - We are excited to announce that Grand Canyon Adventure will premiere at DUG next Wednesday. Narrated by Robert Redford, this live action production takes you on a ride down one of the most iconic rivers in America.
7/19/2013 10:46:12 PM UTC - Today, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft seized a rare opportunity to capture an image of Earth from Saturn. NASA and the JPL has asked people all over to send in pictures of themselves waving back at Cassini for this world photo. A number of E&S employees headed outside to wave at Cassini as it imaged Earth this afternoon. It is a hot afternoon in Salt Lake City, but we had a few minutes of fun!
7/10/2013 7:59:33 PM UTC - The MAPS planetarium conference starts next week on July 17th at our Digistar 3 theater, the Earth and Space Science Lab Planetarium in Frederick, Maryland. We will be presenting Digistar 5 and clips from some of the great shows in our library. Hope to see you there!
7/9/2013 3:43:53 PM UTC - The planetarium, at the Department of Culture and Information, announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8 2013 at 11.14am and set at 7.08pm, five minutes before the sunset. The crescent will be seen on July 9 in the evening. So the first day of Ramadan will be on July 10. We wish all our Islamic friends a joyous celebration of this special time of the year.
6/26/2013 5:25:20 PM UTC - We are excited to launch our new Fulldome Show Library, which lists more than 140 available shows for your planetarium. View show information, stills, and trailers directly from our site. We look forward to your feedback.
6/12/2013 8:57:08 PM UTC - Just in time for Comet ISON's approach, Digistar 5's upcoming release will feature an assortment of improved comet models and functionality. Experience a demo of this and other new features at DUG.
6/5/2013 5:38:24 PM UTC - Want to give your audience a tour of the latest exoplanet discoveries? Catch a preview demo of this new feature in action at DUG. Don't forget that the early registration for the Digistar Users Group conference ends July 1st.
5/29/2013 6:47:50 PM UTC - An exciting new version of Digistar 5 will be unveiled at this year's Digistar Users Group conference. We'll have some special sessions covering the new features. Have you made plans to come?
5/29/2013 6:47:02 PM UTC - The FullDome Festival in Jena, Germany is in full swing. The event started today and will run until June 1st. We are presenting Ancient Skies Ancient Mysteries and the short film from Roddenberry Entertainment, White Room 02B3.
5/22/2013 5:59:24 PM UTC - Evans & Sutherland is participating in the effort to establish technical standards for giant flat screen and dome theaters. We invite you to join in the discussions on the DIGSS (Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications) Forums. We would love to hear your feedback on the proposed technical specs. http://giantscreencinema.com/MemberCenter/DIGSS/DIGSSForum.aspx