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Sky-Skan Digital Planetariums

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Superior Technology

Sky-Skan beautifully orchestrates every element of the planetarium experience, from live science simulation and fulldome cinema playback, to external device automation and show control, all in one elegant, seamless, flexible user interface. We use the best hardware available.

Used & Supported Everywhere

We’ve installed hundreds of fulldome digital systems in museums, universities, and schools around the world. Via online user forums, our client community shares information and resources. When problems arise, our field service engineers come to you, via remote login access or in person.

Affordable & Sustainable

Digital planetariums once used custom projectors and costly mainframe computers. In 1998 Sky-Skan premiered the world’s first fulldome system based on affordable hardware. Since then we have led the way with a constant stream of innovations and milestones. Today, we won’t offer a “solution” until we understand your unique goals and resources.

A Passion for Planetariums

We Understand You Because We ARE You!

Since 1967 Sky-Skan has helped planetariums be awesome and remain relevant. We provide wonderful tools to help our clients inspire and inform learners of all ages. We’ve brought more innovation to the field than any other company. Equipping planetariums for success, via great systems and shows, is all we do! We are motivated by a love for the field and a deep understanding of its practitioners, because we are planetarians ourselves.

Some Places where Our Team Members have Worked: Arizona Science Center, Armagh Planetarium, Arthur Storer Planetarium, Audio Visual Imagineering, Bishop Planetarium, Carnegie Science Center, Davis Planetarium, Emera Astronomy Center, Exploration Place, Fels Planetarium, Fiske Planetarium, Forum der Technik Munich, Hayden Planetarium, Image Engineering, Infoversum, McDonald Observatory, Museum of Science Boston, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, National Space Science Centre, Planetarium de Bretagne, Planétarium of the Citë des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Rauch Planetarium, Space Telescope Science Institute, Spitz, Inc., Strasenburgh Planetarium, Sudekum Planetarium.

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Why Sky-Skan?

All digital planetariums are made of computers, projectors, cables, and software.

Like our competitors, we achieve a long list of technical specifications (nearly all of which we pioneered), but what makes Sky-Skan systems truly special are the details by which the technology melds into a unified instrument for visualizing nature beautifully, and for engrossing, immersive, visual storytelling that interprets the universe in unforgettable ways.

Revitalized for today‘s challenges, Sky-Skan is eager to create a wonderful planetarium for you.

Sky-Skan Clients Enjoy...

  • Detailed architectural and system design and documentation
  • Superb commissioning, on-boarding, training, and continuing support
  • Splendid star fields and science visualization
  • Detailed spacecraft models and space mission vigniettes
  • Rich, cinema-quality surround sound
  • Great shows, scripts, and curriculum materials
  • Flexible user controls and programming interfaces
  • Manual controls as desired
  • Rolling upgrades that keep a system state-of-the-art
  • Support for external media inputs and 3rd party fulldome apps
  • Colorful, long-lasting, smooth-fading cove lighting
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