5, 2018—The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at Liberty Science Center in
Jersey City, New Jersey, is the largest and most technologically advanced
planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, thanks to Digistar 6, a groundbreaking True8K™
display system, and a NanoSeam dome.

The theater represents
the state-of-the-art digital projection technology and scientific visualization
from Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and seamless dome screen technology from
Spitz. The True8K system projects more than 88 million pixels over the entire
dome. This is the highest giant screen dome resolution in the world. The 10
Christie Boxer 4K projectors (30,000 lumens each, for a total brightness of
300,000 lumens) are seamlessly aligned and blended with E&S auto alignment
and auto blending systems for a bright, colorful image that surpasses the
quality of 1570 film.

“Evans &
Sutherland and their talented team have delivered a spectacular,
high-resolution digital system that has exceeded our expectations. Liberty
Science Center is now home to the biggest and most technologically advanced
planetarium in the Western Hemisphere,” said Paul Hoffman, President and
CEO of Liberty Science Center. “We are delighted to introduce the
state-of-the-art Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium to the world, allowing our
visitors to experience worlds they've never seen, and inspire them to dream
beyond their wildest imaginations.” 

“The True8K system
at Liberty Science Center showcases the cutting-edge of digital projection
technology and the power of our Digistar 6 system to present a nearly unlimited
variety of content to the audiences at this amazing facility,” said Kirk
Johnson, President and COO of Evans & Sutherland. “We are honored that
Liberty Science Center chose E&S to create the first True8K giant screen
theater in the world and look forward to working together for many years into
the future.”

In addition to having the
ability to present giant screen films in unprecedented clarity and beauty, the
Digistar 6 system has an extensive suite of real time astronomy features,
allowing audiences to explore the universe in three dimensions while witnessing
the latest scientific discoveries, automatically updated in the system on
almost a daily basis.


Evans & Sutherland

Evans & Sutherland
(www.es.com) provides Digistar 6, the world's most advanced digital fulldome
planetarium and digital dome cinema system, ideal for replacing 1570 film
systems. Digistar 6 combines fulldome video playback in 2D and 3D with the most
comprehensive real time 3D digital astronomy package ever assembled, all within
a powerful easy-to-use graphical user interface that makes creating shows more
intuitive than ever. The unique capabilities of the system, the Digistar Cloud
Library (a resource for community content sharing), Domecasting (live
broadcasting to planetariums), Show Builder (a powerful and intuitive way to
build shows), the Digistar STEAM library (included content for science,
technology, engineering, art, and math), and Ease of Use, combine to provide
unequalled capabilities for immersive dome experiences. Evans & Sutherland
is also the world's leading producer and distributor of digital fulldome shows
including show converted from giant screen film. As a full-service system
provider, E&S also offers Spitz domes, SciDome, hybrid planetarium systems
and a full range of theater systems. E&S markets include planetariums,
science centers, themed attraction venues, and premium large-format theaters.
E&S products have been installed in over 1,300 theaters worldwide. Visit
the E&S website at www.es.com.


Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center
(LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot not-for-profit learning center located in
Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of
Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the power, promise, and pure fun of science and
technology to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum
exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a
3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, a tornado-force wind simulator, K-12
classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs. More than 250,000
students visit the Science Center each year, and tens of thousands more
participate in the Center's offsite and online programs. Welcoming more than
650,000 visitors annually, LSC is the largest interactive science center in the
NYC-NJ metropolitan area.


Source: Evans & Sutherland