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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...

2009-12-30 07:20:00

BREMERTON, Wash., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the official launch of Nightshade(TM), open source astronomy simulation and visualization software specifically tailored to digital planetarium and educator use. Nightshade offers a realistic simulation of the sky when and where the user chooses. Nightshade renders over 100,000 stars in stunning realism and in situ images of deep sky objects of note, including many Hubble Space Telescope...

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...

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2009-10-28 09:55:00

Cobbling together 3000 individual photographs, a physicist has made a new high-resolution panoramic image of the full night sky, with the Milky Way galaxy as its centerpiece. Axel Mellinger, a professor at Central Michigan University, describes the process of making the panorama in the November issue of Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. An interactive version of the picture can viewed on Mellinger's website: http://home.arcor.de/axel.mellinger/. "This panorama image...

2009-09-23 12:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park will become the second embarkation point in the United States for a very special Journey to the Stars. On Saturday, September 26, the spectacular new space show makes its West Coast premier, and will be presented seven to 10 times each day through the fall of 2010 at the Academy's Morrison Planetarium. Journey to the Stars - made possible through the sponsorship of Lockheed...

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2009-08-14 11:50:00

Dome projection replaces the flat movie screen "“ the »Immersive Dome« puts viewers at the heart of the action, and lets them actively participate. And instead of the conventional surround sound, a three-dimensional aural experience awaits visitors. At IBC, the trade show for the electronics media industry in Amsterdam, two institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft debut the »Immersive Dome» in Hall 8, Booth...

2009-08-03 08:18:00

BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the Digitarium(R) Delta digital planetarium system, the sixth model in the company's best-selling Digitarium(R) line. Digital planetariums project computer-generated, three-dimensional content onto a hemispherical surface. They are most often used for astronomy education but can display any type of immersive content. The Digitarium(R) Delta projects a 1080 pixel diameter circular image and is...

2009-07-13 13:55:48

NASA says it will provide competitive funding opportunities for informal education at several U.S. science centers, museums and planetariums. Officials said the program could result in the awarding of approximately $6 million in grants or cooperative agreements. Selected proposals for the Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums are expected to use NASA resources to enhance informal education programs related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science or...

2009-07-10 14:26:30

NASA has announced a competitive funding opportunity for informal education that could result in the award of grants or cooperative agreements to several of the nation's science centers, museums and planetariums. Approximately $6 million is available for new awards. Proposals for the Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums are expected to use NASA resources to enhance informal education programs related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science or...

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2009-06-30 11:20:00

An imaginary mouse (temporarily) occupied part of the sky, as the winning entry for a competition to design a new constellation for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). The mouse or "ËœWee Sleekit Beastie' (or "ËœOde to a Mouse') was created by Laura, a year 7 pupil at Dalmeny Primary School in Edinburgh. She received the award from Liz Lochead, the Scottish Poet Laureate, in a ceremony in the planetarium at Glasgow Science Center on 30th June. In the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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