domefest 2008Denise (our Director of Education), Peter and Jim (two of our digital animators) and I met up with Richard (our Star Theater Director) and Mickey Jo (our theater manager) out in Chicago at the Adler Planetarium to attend the International Planetarium Society conference as well as DomeFest 2008 last week.

We got the opportunity to check out some of the best produced, most inspirational dome productions that I’ve ever seen. This will give us the fire to keep cranking away at the digital remake of Earth Moon and Sun for the next six months.

The interesting thing about the twelve finalists is that only one of them had anything to do with astronomy. Check out the winner – SciaFobia. It’s not in full dome format, but it’s still pretty smokin’.

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.

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