Evans & Sutherland will be supporting the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference as a Gold Sponsor. E&S will have a booth at the trade show in San Jose, CA at the convention center on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.
In addition, E&S is sponsoring the Big Screen/Planetarium Day in the dome at The Tech Museum of Innovation. We will be showing content during the ASTC party at the museum on Saturday night, as well as sessions on Monday, October 23 and Tuesday October 24.
Probing the Depths of the Universe
For over 50 years the Bangkok Planetarium has been impressing visitors but more recently, thanks to Christie® Boxer and Evans & Sutherland's Digistar 5 system, the immersive cosmological experience it now offers has made the planetarium a must-visit destination. Deep space journeys and close-ups of objects in the farthest depths of outer space are attracting new visitors and enticing familiar patrons to return.
DellEMC Case Study on E&S
To deliver its industry-leading Digistar planetarium projection software, Evans & Sutherland sought a dependable, robust platform to easily incorporate into a turnkey solution that could be supported virtually anywhere in the world.
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Digistar 5 dazzles audiences, Engages Students, at Refurbished COSI Planetarium
“Upgrading to the Digistar 5 system with the Christie projectors was huge for us,” says Kate Storm, director of theaters, COSI. “This system does everything we ever wanted a planetarium to do or wished it could do.”
“The technology in the planetarium allows us to create and develop unique content,” says Storm. “We created a custom show meeting Ohio’s learning standards for fifth graders in Columbus city schools during specially designed field trips. The feedback was incredible. Teachers and administrators told us the students could visualize and explain the concepts when they returned to school.”
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Burke Baker's Planetearium Re-Opening Out of this World
"This week Evans & Sutherland delivered on their True8K vision and exceeded all our expectations in Houston. The combination of high resolution, high contrast, high brightness, and rich color palette has turned our planetarium into a destination with record crowds and much applause. We have a star field that is as dark and rich as any on Earth. We have video that is far sharper, more vibrant, and more immersive than in any movie theater. In a True8K planetarium with its high frame rate, a new reality surrounds you, immerses you, and takes you where you could never go before. The Burke Baker Planetarium is not just a movie theater, but a unique audience experience, like a world-class exhibit, to be enjoyed oand over again." -Dr. Carolyn Sumners
Vice President for Astronomy and the Physical Sciences
Latest from our team in Tromso, Norway
Image Credit: Marty Sisam/Evans & Sutherland
After a very snowy day with gale force winds the team returned to the Eiscat site last night. The weather forecast was very poor but our own local analysis suggested the possibility of a hole developing over the mountainous valley of Ramfjorden, site of the Eiscat installation.
In snow over 2 foot deep they set up the camera equipment for the four hour timelapse sequence. This would provide about 30 seconds of material for viewing on the dome. All shooting was being done in 8K format.
After an hour or so the sky cleared and although aurora activity was forecast to be low a beautiful outburst of green Aurora lit the valley and silhouetted the Radar Dish as it moved across the heavens.
Using radar, the Eiscat instruments investigate the upper atmosphere and search for disturbances related to geomagnetic activity.
Otago Museum's Planetarium Shows are Sellout Success
Using Digistar 5, the talented team at Otago Museum in Dundin, New Zealand, produced three new planetarium shows for their Grand Opening in December 2015. Almost every show since the planetarium's opening has sold out.
Griffith Observatory Upgrades to Digistar 5
Griffith Observatory's new 8K Digistar 5 system drives 6 Christie Boxer projectors to produce crisp, bright images never before seen on their historic dome. Our proprietary auto-blending and auto-alignment technology allows us to take these 6 different projectors to create one bright, seamless, uniform, hi-resolution image on their iconic dome.
Science Center of Iowa Planetarium Installation
This week we are installing a new Digistar 5 system with two Christie Boxer projectors and 4K resolution video.
After about 10 months, visitors to the Science Center of Iowa will once again be able to explore space in the center's planetarium.
The Science Center's planetarium has been dark since mid-January when an "electrical occurrence" took out the system in the center's 50-foot, domed Star Theater.
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Surat Full Dome Planetarium Film Festival
The Surat Planetarium Conference begins with an Indian traditional lamp lighting ceremony. We are excited to be participating with our local agent, Infovision.