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National Space Centre undergoes Global Immersion DIY Digital Upgrade
The UK's largest planetarium has re-opened to the public following the integration of a new, high-performance digital projection solution from immersive theater specialists Global Immersion.
The National Space Centre has six interactive galleries dedicated to space exploration. Holding the title of the UK’s largest planetarium, the 165-seat ‘Space Theatre’ facility presents a number of fulldome feature presentations, in addition to hosting high-profile movie and sci-fi conventions.
The National Space Centre is also home to one of the world’s most prolific creators of award winning fulldome and planetarium shows. Currently shows created in Leicestershire are showing at over 140 venues in twenty countries, so making the requirement for the best projection system in their home location paramount.
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Tony Scott, Senior Project Manager at Global Immersion explained; “The key elements of this project were ensuring that the new display was well designed, employed optimum equipment, and was fully compatible with the ‘Space Theatre’s’
Scott continued; “The technical team at the National Space Centre have been an excellent team to work with. Their enthusiasm, commitment and ability to complete the installation made for a great team effort, and their involvement throughout this upgrade has been really impressive.”
Chas Bishop, CEO at the National Space Centre added; “It has been great to show off our fulldome presentations via a projection system which is so sharp. Global Immersion has provided great expertise to a complex process and the results are really impressive.”
About National Space Centre
· The National Space Centre is the UK's largest visitor attraction and research facility dedicated to space.
· The National Space Centre opened to the public in June 2001 and has welcomed over 1.5 million visitors, including over 350,000 school children.
· The National Space Centre is the Millennium Commission landmark project for the East Midlands. It was co-founded by The University of Leicester and Leicester City Council. Its other founding partners are BT and East Midlands Development Agency.
About Global Immersion
Global Immersion is an award-winning organization, dedicated to the unique and innovative medium of immersive theater.
With over ten years experience in the world of fulldome displays and scientific data visualization, Global Immersion combines a broad range of proven technologies to create enthralling and exciting immersive theater. As a full-service team, they pull together exceptional theater design, advanced projection technologies, content production, user-friendly controls and advanced audio & lighting – all on a digital infrastructure.
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Global Immersion is a full service immersive theater design and installation organization, integrating and developing fulldome, 3D and 4D and large-format immersive theater, creating effective and advanced means of educating and entertaining the public.