Two Small Pieces of Glass - Planetarium Show Update
- Dear Planetarians;
Here is a quick update regarding Two Small Pieces of Glass planetarium
program for IYA. The program was funded by NSF and is being provided to IPS
members courtesy of the production partners (Buhl Planetarium, Imiloa
Astronomy Center, and Interstellar Studios).
TRADITIONAL DOME SHOW (FREE)
The DVD's containing contents for the traditional dome show will be burned
on Monday, March 30th and will be in the mail to IPS members by Friday,
This process has been a Herculean effort by Buhl Planetarium staff members
James Hughes and Frank Mancuso who converted the full dome show to a
traditional one in about a 6 week process. Special thanks is due them for
DIGITAL FULL DOME SHOW ($350)
Drives for the digital full dome show started shipping on Monday, March
23rd. An email with the required license agreement was sent out to folks
who signed up online for the program on February 23rd. The cost of the hard
drive is $350. Note the content is FREE, but the hard drives are cost
recovery (drive, shipping, duplication labor, etc.). If you need the
licensing agreement, contact me or James and we can email you the pdf
To get the content you must return the licensing agreement to James Hughes
at Buhl Planetarium/Carnegie Science Center
(hughesj@...). James is also the contact for payment
information regarding the drives. If you have questions regarding when your
drive shipped or will ship, please contact James. In Africa, Europe or the
Middle East contact Robin Sip ( <mailto:rsip@...> rsip@...)
Vendors have been contacted and several will be able to provide it as well
to their customers. Customers will still need to complete the license
agreement and send it to James Hughes.
We hope you enjoy the program and that you are able to use it for years to
come. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me,
James Hughes or Robin Sip.
Buhl Planetarium and Observatory at Carnegie Science Center
Ph. +1 412-237-3348
Ph. +31 70 3457500
Email: rsip@... or robinm3d@...
Planetarium Manager & IPS Treasurer
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
600 Imiloa Place
Hilo, HI 96720
Ph. +1 (808) 969-9735
Fax +1 (808) 969-9748
- E-Planetarium is distributing single-projector versions of the shows
(1400x1400 fisheye, truncated, prewarped, etc..._)
It will come free with any new Discovery Dome sales in 2009.
For others, there will be a very modest formatting fee and postage fee.
You have to send the license first to James Hughes....
But it's a lot cheaper than the $350, since you won't need the hard
drive with the frames.
On Mar 26, 2009, at 4:26 PM, Shawn Laatsch wrote:
> DIGITAL FULL DOME SHOW ($350)
> Drives for the digital full dome show started shipping on Monday,
> March 23rd.
- Audio Visual Imagineering (AVI) and Konica Minolta Planetarium are
providing at no charge copies of the NSF funded program
"Two Small Pieces of Glass" to all of its US Mediaglobe I and
Mediaglobe II users.
Mediaglobe users need only contact Joanne Young at
at AVI to obtain a license agreement and to schedule free shipment.
AVI/ Konica Minolta Planetarium
619 Orange Street
Macon, GA 31201
email work: hps4075@...
email home: groce@...