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How Christie Eclipse transformed the Hayden Planetarium

InPark Magazine

April 30, 2021

TEA THEA award

"This is the spec we have all had in our heads for quite some time," said Benjy Bernhardt, senior director, Electronic Media Engineering and Support at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.

It was November 2019 and the 87-foot diameter, 429-seat digital dome theater of the museum’s Hayden Planetarium was displaying the majesty of space on its new, state-of-the-art, custom fulldome system developed with tech partner Christie. Star of the system: the array of six new Christie Eclipse 4K, true HDR, RGB pure laser projectors. The Christie Eclipse technology has been named for a TEA Thea Award for Innovative Technology.

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