2018 Lunar Calendar
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Houston’s NASA-approved True8K Planetarium
Once the unprecedented pinnacle of sports stadium infrastructure, Houston’s original Astrodome still stands today, an abandoned homage to a bygone area.
Not far away, however, sits another city institution that houses, in its most literal form, another “Astrodome.” Like the original Houston venue, it’s setting a global standard for technology and multimedia production.
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.
Adler Planetarium Boosts Image Quality
The Grainger's Digistar 6 system is billed as providing 8K resolution. It is comprised of "six Sony SRX-T615 4K projectors with 18,000 lumens per projector and 12,000:1 contrast," according to the company.
Read the Story Here
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
In May of 2016, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis opened their new Beyond Spaceship Earth gallery which includes an immersive space object experience called the Schaefer Planetarium & Space Object Theater.
Museum of Technology Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
On August 25, 2016 the large ZEISS planetarium in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district reopened, following extensive renovation work and upgrades with Digistar and Zeiss technology.
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.
Read the Entire Case Study Here
Denver Museum of Natural * Science Reopens Gates Planetarium with E&S Digistar System
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science today celebrated the grand re-opening of the Gates Planetarium. The Planetarium temporarily closed earlier this month to install upgraded projection equipment, making the experience sharper and more vibrant.
Robin Sip Joins E&S as Director of Show Production & Content
Evans & Sutherland is pleased to welcome Mr. Robin Sip to E&S. Robin is an award winning Director and Writer of the best-selling fulldome productions Dawn of the Space Age, Natural Selection, and Dinosaurs at Dusk.
E&S and Skypoint Introduce Digistar Lite
Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and Skypoint Planetariums are excited to announce Digistar Lite for portable planetariums and dome theaters. Now portable domes can have the Difference of Digistar at their fingertips.
Fulldome Art with Digistar 5
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science recently hosted an event featuring the art of local artist, Jenna Citrus, featured on their dome using Digistar 5. We love seeing all the creative and artistic uses of Digistar.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
The renovated Burke Baker Planetarium is the first True8K™ planetarium in the world. Across a 50 foot Spitz NanoSeam dome, the system displays over 50 million unique pixels and provides 8,000 pixels across every meridian.
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
At Last, The Ultimate Planetarium
On March 11, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Burke Baker Planetarium becomes the world's first True8K™ Planetarium, displaying fulldome starfields and movies with over 50 million unique pixels. A typical digital movie screen is only 2 million pixels.
On Earth as it is From Heaven
As part of a new 8K show production in conjunction with Houston Museum of Natural Science, Evans & Sutherland has a photography team on the ground north of the Arctic Circle. They are photographing the Aurora Borealis, while coordinating with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to capture the same Aurora, in the same locations at the same time.
Using special equipment these images are being specifically captured in 8K resolution for the fulldome. The first results of these coordinated aurora images are now coming in. Sunday night (7 February, 2016) this active aurora was captured by our team and the ISS astronauts at the same time over Norway.
The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium is a new 51 seat theater with a 9m aluminum Spitz NanoSeam dome tilted at 12°. Their Digistar 5 integrates two Barco F35 (2560 x 1600) projectors with 120Hz 3D capability.
Updates to the Griffith's Samuel Oschin Planetarium
The Griffith Observatory's Samuel Oschin Planetarium re-invented itself again in late 2015, nearly ten years after a major renovation that ushered the Los Angeles facility squarely into the realm of fulldome.
The latest update brought Digistar 5 along with six Christie Boxer 30,000-lumen projectors to cover the 75-foot dome seamlessly.
EC-1, City of Industry
At EC-1 City of Industry East, there is a new 8K Digistar 5 devoted to astronomy education. This is the first of two Digistar 5 installations at EC1 Lodz, Poland. A second dome theater featuring a Digistar 5 system in 3D is installing now.
New Digistar 5 to illuminate Scobee Planetarium
San Antonio College's Scobee Planetarium will close for the remainder of the semester starting Nov. 20 to upgrade the projection system in the theater.
We are thrilled to be installing a new 4K Digistar 5 system with dual Christie Boxer projectors.
Full Article from theranger.org
GSCA Dome Day 2015
As a follow-up to the world's first, split screen demo between 15/70 film and 8K fulldome digital projection at the Science Museum of Virginia last October, Evans & Sutherland (E&S) again demonstrated an 8K Digistar 5 digital fulldome system at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California for the Giant Screen Cinema Association's (GSCA) Dome Day.
Giant Screen Cinema Association 2015 Sponsorship
The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Evans & Sutherland has signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the upcoming GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco on September 9-11.
Shanghai Natural History Museum
The immersive environment inside the museum's Theater of the Cambrian Explosion is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the world. The dome is inverted and has a 5-meter diameter central pedestal in the center for up to 40 viewers per show.
Science Museum of Virginia
The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) features the world's first "8K" digital fulldome system installed to replace a 1570 giant screen film projection system.
Asia Discovers Digistar
InPark Magazine recently ran a great article about our 8K Digistar 5 systems in Asia. Please have a look to see some of the exciting projects we have been working on lately.
GSCA Digital Dome Day 2014 Wrap-Up
On October 22, 2014, the Giant Screen Cinema Association sponsored a digital dome demonstration at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Early this year, Evans & Sutherland installed an 8K resolution digital fulldome system to replace their existing 1570 giant screen film system.
Loch Ness Productions Installs Digistar 5 System
Loch Ness Productions is pleased to announce the installation of an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 Producer Workstation in its Colorado studios as part of a cooperative agreement between the two companies.