Inside the CyberSphere
The CyberSphere now has Digistar 3
What is Digistar 3? (D3) http://www.es.com/products/digital_theater/d3-family.asp
At the heart of the theater is an Evans & Sutherland Digistar II digital planetarium instrument. Based on high speed computer graphics technology, Digistar II can display an exact replica of the starry sky, along with any object or scene representable by a computer. Unlike traditional optical star projectors, Digistar II is the only planetarium instrument in the world that allows audiences to travel through the stars in three dimensions.
Adjacent to the Digistar II system is the Audio Visual Imagineering Omniscan laser graphics projector. Brilliant laser light, in an infinite array of colors, scans the dome with incredible speed, creating some of the most unusual and colorful imagery in the world. Omniscan is representative of the cutting edge in laser instrument technology with the ability to create animated laser graphics sequences and live patterns of pure light dancing right before viewers eyes.
Installed in the armrest of each seat is a small keypad which allows the audience to interact with the program they are experiencing. In addition, the theater contains a collection of high-quality video projection devices, more than 20 slide and special effects projectors, 13 different speaker enclosures with more than 14,000 watts of audio amplification and a sophisticated control system capable of synchronizing every device in the theater.
The theater seats up to 138 under a hemispherical projection dome 60 feet in diameter. The dome is constructed of perforated aluminum sheets and covers more than 6,000 square feet.