Seminole State College of Florida started the spring semester with the grand opening of their GeoDome Evolver system, part of the newly renovated Emil Buehler Planetarium, to sold-out audiences in January. Theirs is the first Evolver installation to feature an OmniFocus 500 series projection system with WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution and 7,500 lumens. The truncated OmniFocus projector is installed at far North, complementing their existing opto-mechanical machine and other equipment. Uniview will add interactivity and Earth science exploration to their current programming of planetarium movies and star parties.
The new planetarium will be showcased in August when Seminole State hosts the Live Interactive Planetarium Shows conference – hope to see you there!