CYPRESS, Calif. - (April 17, 2017) - 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.
Part of a major renovation through E&S’ local agent, Siam TC Technology Company Ltd. that included the installation of 280 new, customized leather seats and a themed wall and lighting system, the installation is popular with astronomy buffs of all ages and features two Christie Boxer 4K30s projecting seamlessly onto the 65-foot (20 meter) dome using both the Digistar 5 and existing Zeiss system.
Scott Niskach, Director of International Sales for Evans & Sutherland, said the Zeiss optical mechanical projector - while effective - is limited to Earth-based observation such as observing the constellations, while the Digistar 5 system can lift off from Earth, penetrating deep into the cosmos, affording the opportunity of seeing the planets, nebulae, distant galaxies, and other intergalactic matter up close in seconds.
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