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2011-04-26 00:00:28

DonorDirect will be the sole software provider for the Oblate Missionary Society Inc. They will be using DonorStudio, DirectToCRM, and StudioOnline software from DonorDirect. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 DonorDirect, the leading provider of donor management software solutions for mid-to large-sized ministries, announced that they are partnering with the Oblate Missionary Society, Inc. (OMSI), an international Catholic organization that serves the poor and needy. They will be using...

2011-04-25 13:22:00

Visitors take off on a Deep Space Adventure for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience CHICAGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 8, the Adler Planetarium will reveal a new, immersive space experience like no other in the world! Deep Space Adventure takes you aboard the observation deck of a futuristic starship where you will be surrounded by the larger-than-life phenomena of our dynamic Universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110425/DC88730 ) The...

2011-03-15 07:20:00

BREMERTON, Wash., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the addition of two new models to the company's market-leading line of Digitarium® digital planetarium systems. The Digitarium® Kappa projects a 1600 pixel diameter circle, which results in over two million pixels reaching the dome surface. It combines a high resolution, high brightness DLP projector with a proprietary fisheye lens and specialized...

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2010-05-12 13:20:00

Innovative planetarium shows and traveling museum exhibits are among nine projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding this year. NASA's Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums will provide $7 million in grants to enhance educational outreach related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science and microgravity. This year's grants to nine informal education providers range from approximately $177,000 to $1.25 million and have a maximum five-year...

2010-04-28 07:40:00

BREMERTON, Wash., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce lower prices on four of its five high resolution Digitarium(R) digital planetarium system models. Digital planetarium systems project computer-generated, three-dimensional content onto a hemispherical surface. They are most often used for astronomy or earth science education but can display any type of immersive content. Digitarium systems combine a high-resolution DLP projector with a...

2009-12-14 11:23:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tellus Science Museum's digital planetarium surpassed 100,000 visitors on Monday, Dec. 14, 2010, capping off an incredible first year for the museum. "For a planetarium our size, we are seeing three times the normal attendance of most planetariums attached to science museums," said Tellus Astronomy Program Manager David Dundee. The Tellus planetarium seats 120 visitors and offers four different shows running multiple times throughout...

2009-06-12 15:20:00

Enter a New Era and a New World-Class Educational Destination HARTFORD, Conn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated new Connecticut Science Center opened its doors at a noontime ceremony today, led by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Center's Board of Trustees. A robot-assisted ribbon-cutting presented by local aspiring engineering students from the FIRST Robotics program launched a new era of learning in Connecticut, which can now offer residents and visitors a major...

2009-06-09 14:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Using an inventive visual strategy that offers the visitor an experience akin to scientists exploring nature, Volume Inc. has redefined the approach to traditional museum exhibitions for the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Under architect Renzo Piano's direction, Volume Inc. collaborated with a design team to create freestanding modules, which float as a seamless extension of the building's architecture. Unlike enclosed exhibits, the...

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2009-05-28 11:10:00

Actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg narrates Journey to the Stars, a new space show opening July 4 at New York's Hayden Planetarium. Goldeberg is a panelist on the TV chat show The View. She also won an Oscar for her performance in the supernatural romance Ghost. The American Museum of Natural History said the pre-recorded planetarium show she narrates launches visitors through time and space to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky. Travel 13 billion years into...

2009-02-22 16:03:16

A sculpture thought to be a Renaissance work has been uncovered at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, N.Y., site officials say. Museum Executive Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart said an 8-foot-tall terra cotta Madonna and child was found behind a basement wall by a restoration curator, Newsday reported Sunday. Restoration supervisor Peter Newman said he began searching the museum basement for the sculpture after seeing a photograph of it in a 1952 newspaper clipping. Hart said he...


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