News Bytes

Shanghai Natural History Museum Opening Celebration Event

4/22/2015 9:06:35 PM UTC - On April 18th, the Shanghai Natural History Museum held an opening celebration event in concert with International Nature Protection week. It was announced by Yao Ming, NBA all-star and ambassador of nature preservation assigned by the United Nations.

The museum was officially open to the public the next day with capacity crowds. People queued for three hours just to get in.

E&S opened a 4K fulldome Digistar 5 theater and an innovative Cambrian Theater 8K experience in an inverted dome. Congratulations on a successful opening.

Grand Reopening Celebration for Longway Planetarium

4/17/2015 4:29:23 PM UTC - Congratulations to Sloan*Longway Planetarium that reopens next month with a new Digistar 5 4K digital planetarium! We can't wait to see how your audiences respond!
http://burtonview.mihomepaper.com/news/2015-04-16/Living/Grand_reopening_celebration_for_Longway_Planetariu.html

Central European Fulldome Festival in Brno

4/8/2015 6:53:11 PM UTC - The Central European Fulldome Festival in Brno, Czech Republic is coming up next week. We are presenting 4 of our shows at this festival: Cosmic Adventure, Lamps of Atlantis, Secret Lives of Stars, and Melrae Pictures' Space Junk, which E&S distributes.
Read more here.

Mexico's First 3D Fulldome Theater

4/8/2015 6:46:28 PM UTC - This week we are installing Mexico's first 3D digital fulldome theater in Cozumel, including a Digistar 5 3D system with 6 DLP projectors.

PlanIt Conference in Torino, Italy

4/1/2015 5:32:01 PM UTC - The Associazione Planit conference is being held at our Digistar 5 theater in Torino, Italy from April 11-12. We will be attending with our European agent Skypoint Planetariums. Hope to see you there!

John C. Wells Planetarium Starry Nights

3/25/2015 8:07:04 PM UTC - John C. Wells Planetarium at JMU is having their second annual Starry Nights series of events this week. The program was created "to raise awareness about light pollution and the steps we can take to remedy it in on our campus and within our community here in Harrisonburg, VA."
Check out their 10-minute fulldome video produced by a JMU undergraduate using time-lapse photography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM3-X2DV9bo

3D Planetarium to Connect to Supercomputer

3/25/2015 5:26:33 PM UTC - Here is a great article about our new Digistar 5 3D system in At-Bristol. This will be the first 3D planetarium in the UK.
Read more at The Register here.

8K Digistar 5 System in National Museum of Natural Science

3/18/2015 8:18:48 PM UTC - We have some new 8K Digistar 5 systems shipping this year to theaters in Asia. The first is a system with Sony projectors for the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan. We staged this last week here in our own dome and it looked marvelous! We are excited to see this in action again in Taiwan.

Pi Day Demos

3/11/2015 5:55:43 PM UTC - An epic Pi Day is coming up this weekend! This Saturday is 3.14.15 and we assume everyone will be celebrating at 9:26:53! There are three new Pi Day demos in the Digistar Cloud for Digistar 5 users, including a real-time demonstration that will show up to a million digits of pi...if you have the time. D4 users can look on the DUG library for demos and we also have captured videos for D3 users.

2015 Digistar Users Group Conference

3/4/2015 5:17:12 PM UTC - Mark you calendars for the 2015 Digistar Users Group conference in Salt Lake City on August 12-14. We are also planning training sessions before and after the conference for those that are interested. As always, there will be outings to local recreational areas. More details to come soon!

IMERSA Summit Wrap-up

3/4/2015 5:16:56 PM UTC - Thanks to the folks at IMERSA for inviting us to participate in another great summit. It was great to see all the exciting activity in the community. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

2015 IMERSA Summit

2/25/2015 5:10:43 PM UTC - The 2015 IMERSA Summit starts today at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. We are Summit sponsors this year and have set up a Digistar 5 system with two 4K Christie projectors in their planetarium. We will be showing fulldome content on this system throughout the Summit. Hope to see you there!

Christie 4K Digital Projectors Reach for the Sky at Planetarium

2/19/2015 2:46:43 PM UTC - Christie Digital released a story about our "8K" Digistar 5 installation at the Science Museum of Virginia in the following publications:
Live Design - Christie 4K Digital Projectors Send Science Museum of Virginia’s Planetarium Audiences Across the Planet and Universe
Projector Point - Christie technology creates state-of-the-art planetarium
Computer Graphics World - Christie 4K Digital Projectors Reach for the Sky at Planetarium
Thanks to Christie for being a great partner on this, and many other installations.

Chinese New Year

2/18/2015 5:29:30 PM UTC - Wishing a successful and prosperous new year to our Digistar family in China.

Otago Museum to Open Planetarium with Digistar 5

2/16/2015 3:33:35 PM UTC - The Otago Museum opens their new planetarium with a Digistar 5 system later this year. Welcome to the Digistar family!
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/332951/state-art-planetarium-part-museums-325m-science-centre-plan

Sony 4K Projection Demo at University of Utah

2/13/2015 3:42:42 PM UTC - We provided a Digistar 5 system to support a Sony 4K projection demo today in the "Evans Meeting Room" in the "John and Marva Warnock Engineering Building" at the University of Utah (all important names from E&S' history). We connected D5 to a Sony T615 projector which we will be using for an "8K" installation in Taiwan later this year. Thanks to Sony for inviting us to participate in the demo.

Radford University's New Planetarium Installing Digistar 5

2/11/2015 7:41:33 PM UTC - We are happy to announce that Radford University selected a Digistar 5 system for their new digital planetarium! Take a look at their new building under construction. Welcome to the Digistar family!

22 Systems in 45 Days

2/11/2015 7:04:00 PM UTC - We had a fantastic 6 weeks to close out 2014. In 45 days we were awarded 22 Digistar 5 systems, including five "8K" systems. We are humbled by this incredible response to Digistar 5 and are working hard to continue to make it the best digital planetarium system on the planet.

UK’s First Digital 3D Planetarium

2/5/2015 7:10:39 PM UTC - Congratulations to At-Bristol, one of our newest Digistar 5 theaters! Wishing you a warm welcome into the Digistar family!
http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/2563.html

Upcoming Digistar Systems

2/4/2015 7:38:28 PM UTC - We are starting the year off with a bang! Here is a look at all the hardware currently being assembled into Digistar systems that will ship throughout the world this Spring.