Takayuki Ohira is creating the next generations of planetarium projectors.
In the past, a conventional planetarium reproduced stars ranging up to magnitude 6~7, about 6,000 to 30,000 stars. Meanwhile, the MEGASTAR-I, which was first announced at the IPS (International Planetarium Society) London Conference in 1998, projected 1.5 million stars (complete model has 1.7 million stars), up to 11th magnitude. It revolutionized the planetarium world.
Later on, new models were born one after another, and the number of projected stars in optical systems scores at most 22 million, and expanded to theoretically infinite by using the MEGASTAR-FUSION system which is a fusion of optomechanical and digital projections.
Learn more about MEGASTAR
Check their website to explore their projects and products: https://www.megastar.jp
Some of our favourites projects include:
Tanegashima Space Art Festival, Pre-event 2016, “Star Cave”
About the project: Star Cave
Galileo Galilei Planetarium (Argentina)
Located in the park near Lake Palermo in Buenos Aires. The planetarium was built in 1966 and has a huge 20 meter dome with a distinctive shape and wonderful light up in the night. The renovated planetarium reopened its doors in 2012. The new system is a hybrid system combining realistic and rich sky of Megastar-IIA with versatile features of Digital Sky by Sky-Skan (USA). This project became the first Ohira Tech’s installation in South America.
About the project: Planetario
Illumination of the starry sky in Roppongi Hills Observation deck, Tokyo City View
Planetarium area where more than 1 billion stars glittering
Walking the Milky Way, you can experience such a dream “Ginkgo’s walking path”. In the planetarium that follows it, the aurora appears by the time zone as well!
About the project: StarryskyImage credentials: MEGASTAR japan
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