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"Planet Nine" now available from Loch Ness Productions

"Planet Nine", the latest planetarium show from Adler Planetarium, has just been added to the Loch Ness Productions distribution catalog, and our streaming service too.



"Planet Nine" gives audiences an inside look at the painstaking process of planet-searching, as told by CalTech's Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris and Haumea. Throughout this fascinating show, Brown talks about unusual…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 27, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Get DomeSavers - Screensavers for your dome

Great News from Digital Chaotics!

All 1000+ DomeSavers are now just $10 each! All sizes!…

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Added by Ken Scott on March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Feeding Fulldome to the Masses

Hi all,



A Web adaptation of the talk I presented at the February 2017 IMERSA Summit is now posted in the Reference section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site.



It's called "Feeding Fulldome to the Masses".



Here's the…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on March 6, 2017 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

STARGAZERS are set to enjoy the spectacle of a comet zooming through the skies this weekend.

The stunning Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will appear gracefully green in the night skies.

This short period comet of 5.25 years will pass 0.08 AU (12,430,000 km; 7,720,000 mi) from Earth on February 11, 2017.

Its a rather faint object with the magnitude of +7 so a good set of binoculars or probably a telescope would be advisable for better Comet-gazing experience.

Discovered in December 3, 1948 and named after Minoru Honda, Antonín Mrkos, and Ľudmila…

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Added by Aayushi FullDome Films on February 13, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments

Altair Fulldome Cinema: VR Dome Theatre for Oculus Gear VR

Altair Digital team is glad to present you our free application Altair Fulldome Cinema – a new platform for distributing fulldome shows for VR headsets.

With our free VR application, any customer can visit planetarium anytime and enjoy fulldome…

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Added by Konstantin Urvantsev on January 30, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Try Streaming Eclipses and Phases of the Moon with a Free 3 Day Pass

Hello Everyone,
We've set up some 3 day streaming passes for our new show, Eclipses and Phases of the Moon! Single-projector theaters can stream the show in four modes: Fisheye, Truncated Fisheye, Warped 4x3, and Warped 16x9.
You can use the 3 day streaming pass to test out streaming in your theater and you're welcome to use the 3 day pass for your public/paying audiences. If you like the show we hope you'll come back for more!  :)
Simply send me an…
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Added by AmyJo Proctor on January 19, 2017 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Announcing the VR Dome Theater: 360-degree spherical videos for preview and download!

At Loch Ness Productions, we're coming to the end of another successful year of licensing and marketing for fulldome shows. And we've spent the last several months working on a new effort for 2017. It involves the VR realm, and how clever planetarians might take advantage of this intriguing space.



Creating a Virtual Dome Space for Previews…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on December 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

IMERSA Summit update

One lucky winner will attend the Summit for free!

Enter our raffle to win airfare, registration and accommodations.



Submissions for films and presentations must be submitted by midnight TONIGHT!

Reservations are now being accepted to reserve your room at the Doubletree Denver hotel.

Don’t wait too long as the room block will sell out fast.

IMERSA Summit 2017, February 22-26, Denver…

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Added by Dan on November 21, 2016 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Eclipses and Phases of the Moon

Greetings Planetarians!

Ron and I have just launched our first independent fulldome show: Eclipses and Phases of the Moon!…
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Added by AmyJo Proctor on November 3, 2016 at 5:06pm — No Comments

IMERSA Summit 2017 Call for proposals to present

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Added by Dan on October 26, 2016 at 9:07pm — No Comments

New Albedo Fulldome distributor in Poland

We at Albedo Fulldome are happy to announce a new distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums!

Our new business partner, Firma HECA is located in Jasło, Poland.…



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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on October 24, 2016 at 5:45am — No Comments

E&S Digistar upgrades in Milwaukee and Denver



The world's first planetarium to roll out the new Evans & Sutherland Digistar 6 system is the Milwaukee Public Museum, with 8K digital video (using Christie projectors) replacing giant screen projection in its Dome Theater and Planetarium, which reopened Sept 17.

At the Denver Museum of…

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Added by Judith Rubin on October 3, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Loch Ness Productions: MUSIC BACK-PACK Library News

Hi, all producers,



It's been a few years since we updated the MUSIC BACK-PACK Library. Well, okay, sixteen years, but hey, we've been working -- making music, shows, soundtracks. It's time to bring our catalog of production music fully into the 21st…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on August 9, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Albedo Fulldome has a new distributor in the Czech Republic

Albedo Fulldome is happy to announce Future Technology Systems Ltd., operating in the Czech and Slovak market, as our new distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums.

Future Technology Systems Ltd. operates in these markets since 2008. In its first years of activity the company specialized in the…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on July 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Women at the top! Join in raising awareness and funds for the leadership of women in science!

Thursday July 21st from 6.p.m. - PERTH, AUSTRALIA

- Planetarium fulldome film: ‘Climate Change – What future are we facing?’, produced by Albedo Fulldome

- Q&A with an inspiring group of women. Carmen Lawrence, Brooke Davis, Ingrid…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on July 6, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

New distributor for Albedo Fulldome in the Philippines.

Albedo Fulldome is happy to announce Scimath Interactives, Inc., based in Metro Manila, Philippines, as new worldwide distributor of our fulldome films for planetariums.

Scimath Interactives, Inc. is an education solution provider whose primary objective is to launch…

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Added by Alexander Zaragoza on June 23, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Omnidome VR1 Beta Released!

Omnidome Public Beta now available from our website http://omnido.me or directly from our github account https://github.com/cr8tr/omnidome/releases/tag/v1.0.0

About Omnidome:

Omnidome is a multi-platform open source video mapping tool, primarily for mapping all types of domes and spherical surfaces. It can also be used to map rectangular rooms into a single cohesive screen,…

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Added by Brook Cronin on May 21, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Incoming! New fulldome show!

The California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium has just released their latest fulldome show, "Incoming!" and Loch Ness Productions is pleased to have it in our catalog and ready to deliver!



"Incoming!" is a show about asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins. This 2016 original production explores the past, present, and future of our solar system, and…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on May 16, 2016 at 11:48pm — No Comments

6 Months In: Results from a FULLDOME OnDemand customer survey

Hi all,

 

At the IMERSA 2016 Summit last month, we offered a presentation about how

customers are perceiving and use our streaming fulldome service.

 

We thought you might be interested in the results of our customer survey

too. So we expanded our talk into a blog post, and encourage you to check

out what they're saying!

 

Our…

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Added by Mark C. Petersen on April 20, 2016 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Making the available videos work with your system

This is a continuation of an attempt to give newcomers to fulldome some useful information so that they can swim rather than sink. For some reason, there isn't all that much out there for people who are just starting out -- there's more for people who are already immersed in making videos themselves. So with planetarium folks who have not done their own video processing much in mind, here are the tools I've found in the…

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Added by Heather Preston on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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"Planet Nine" now available from Loch Ness Productions

"Planet Nine", the latest planetarium show from Adler Planetarium, has just been added to the Loch Ness Productions distribution catalog, and our streaming service too."Planet Nine" gives audiences an inside look at the painstaking process of planet-searching, as told by CalTech's Mike Brown, discoverer of Eris and Haumea. Throughout this fascinating show, Brown talks about unusual orbits and describes nights…See More
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Get DomeSavers - Screensavers for your dome

Great News from Digital Chaotics!All 1000+ DomeSavers are now just $10 each! All sizes!DomeSavers are...Screensavers for your digital domeAs spectacular as any laser showSeamless fulldome video loopsSizes: 10802, 19202, 2K2, 3K2, 4K2Great for walk-in/outAudience warmupAudience chilloutBlowing their minds…See More
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Feeding Fulldome to the Masses

Hi all,A Web adaptation of the talk I presented at the February 2017 IMERSA Summit is now posted in the Reference section of the Loch Ness Productions Web site.It's called "Feeding Fulldome to the Masses". Here's the abstract:"Tradition has it that planetarium dome operators…See More
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