Synergy S&T is pleased to partner with Sky-Skan – a company that creates award-winning technology and content for planetariums, science centers, attractions, and multidisciplinary installations across the globe.
Digital Planetarium Systems
The heart of a Sky-Skan planetarium is DigitalSky – Dark Matter, a cluster-based computing solution that combines programmable science simulation, fulldome video playback, external device control, and show performance control in one elegant, flexible, and powerful user interface.
Sky-Skan systems use between one and sixteen video projectors, located at or near the dome center, or out of sight beneath and behind the dome horizon. Sky-scan carefully selects high-quality projectors based on crucial criteria:
- Image fidelity and stability for cinematic and simulation use
- Available optics for optimized overlaps = maximum resolution
- Reliability and longevity
- Low noise output
- Long-term serviceability
- Total life-cycle cost – capital and operating
Into Dark Matter, we’ve poured everything we’ve learned from serving planetariums and creating programs for over half a century. Our heritage as the developer of SPICE Automation, the planetarium world’s multimedia control system of choice in the pre-fulldome era, means that we’ve got show control down to an art.