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Singapore Science Centre's 3D 8K Digistar 5 system Installation Completed

5/22/2015 3:55:49 PM UTC - Science Centre Singapore's new 3D 8K Digistar 5 system, with five Christie D4K25 3D high brightness projectors, has been installed. Check out some behind the scenes photos of their new projectors.

Installation Beginning at Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science

5/20/2015 4:44:37 PM UTC - The Taiwan National Museum of Natural Science Upper Media Booth's legacy technology has been removed and prepared for their new Digistar 5 & Sony T-615 projectors.

Our shipment has arrived and we are on-site to install it!

Photos of the Kayseri Science Center Digistar 5 Installation

5/13/2015 5:47:35 PM UTC - Our Field Service Engineer, Colin, took some behind the scenes photos of the Kayseri Science center in Kayseri, Turkey. They are getting a new 4K resolution Digistar 5 system with dual JVC projectors.

TSU Planetarium's new makeover, Digistar 5 system

5/7/2015 4:42:57 PM UTC - A great update on the remodeling of Tarleton State University's Planetarium. We're excited about their new Digistar 5 system! More photos and information to come about their grand reopening at the end of May 2015.
Tarleton's Planetarium gets high-tech makeover

E&S DUG 2015 Conference Scholarship

5/1/2015 3:08:46 PM UTC - E&S has announced a student scholarship for the 2015 Digistar Users Group Conference! The scholarship includes waived registration fees for the annual DUG meeting, four nights hotel accommodation, round trip airfare. and local transportation for all DUG activities.

You can find more information about the scholarship and how to apply here:

8K Digistar 5 System Shipping to Science Centre Singapore

4/29/2015 5:45:12 PM UTC - We are getting our latest 8K Digistar 5 system ready to ship to Science Centre Singapore! They are getting five new 3D Christie Boxer projectors which will present stunning, bright, high-resolution imagery on their 23 meter dome. They will be opening to the public this summer.

New Horizons Mission Trajectory Available in Digistar 5 Cloud Library

4/28/2015 3:46:09 PM UTC - We're getting excited about the New Horizons mission to Pluto and its moons. Digistar 5 users can find several new scripts in the Cloud Library showing the mission's trajectory, the story of its journey and what we'll be learning in just a few month's time. Also, Digistar 3 and 4 users can find instructions for getting copies of these same great resources for their systems in the DUG Yahoo Group. Enjoy!

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!

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:

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.