Sky-Skan News

To Space & Back wins Best Overall at the ‘Imiloa Film Festival
Posted on Sunday, September 8, 2013 – 15:50

Thank you so much and congratulations to all the winners!

“To Space & Back” 3D goes where no digital cinema has gone before
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 12:54
“The new, ultra-immersive version of To Space & Back represents digital cinema at its absolute visual peak.” — Steve Savage, President, Sky-Skan

Sky-Skan’s educational, 25-minute documentary “To Space & Back” will be re-released in September 2013 at 8K resolution, stereoscopic 3D and 60 frames per second (fps), pushing the technical boundaries of digital cinema to an extreme as yet unrivaled by commercial movie exhibition.

Produced by Sky-Skan in association with The Franklin Institute, To Space and Back was created for digital dome cinema (“fulldome”). The new release will deliver hyper-real, scientific visualizations of acute detail, clarity and depth without picture stutter or motion blur.

It will premiere to the industry in 4K/60 fps/stereo 3D in September at the Fulldome Film Festival of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center (Hawaii), and subsequently to the public in 8K/60 fps/3D at Macao Science Center (China).

Download the press kit (full story/photos/video):

Editors: To set up an interview with producer/director/co-writer Annette Sotheran-Barnett of Sky-Skan, or for more information and materials, please contact

2013 Fulldome Show Catalog
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 – 13:12

Our 2013 fulldome catalog is now ready and tops 120 shows!

Download the new catalog PDF here.

Browse our constantly expanding list the shows in our fulldome content section here.

2012 Fulldome Show Catalog
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – 11:00

For our 2012 catalog we have added a number of great shows! Our distribution family of titles now tops 100, so you are sure to find content that meets your needs.

Download the new catalog PDF here.

Browse the shows in our fulldome content section here.

Definiti 3D 8K Wins Product of the Year
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – 06:45

The New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC) has chosen Definiti 3D 8K as Product of the Year! Read more at

India’s Nehru Planetarium Gets Stellar Upgrade
Posted on Friday, October 1, 2010 – 09:00

Fulfilling the original mandate of India’s first Prime Minister, the Nehru Planetarium is now a Definiti Optical theater with exciting new capabilities. Sky-Skan installed both optical and digital projection systems, including a MEGASTAR from Ohira Tech in Japan which produces an astounding 8 million stars. Paired with that is a Definiti digital system with multiple times HDTV resolution.

Read the press release

Definiti Theater Featured In Sound and Communications
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 – 12:42

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Definiti 4K installation is featured in the September 2010 issue of Sound and Communications (starts on page 60). Writer Judy Rubin interviewed Morehead staff and Sky-Skan’s Kurt Berna for the article on several “immersive cinema” projects. The new theater name is GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater.

Click here to read the article on-line.The project included Sky-Skan engineering a mirrored mount for the Definiti 4K projectors to fit vertically in the space. We also created a custom Definiti Panel with digital manual controls; we made it match the existing custom panel from the 1980s.

Sky-Skan Wins SBA Exporter of the Year Award
Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 – 23:56

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded Sky-Skan as “NH Small Business Exporter of the Year” for 2010 in a ceremony today in Bedford, New Hampshire. Sky-Skan president Steven Savage accepted the award in a video from Lanzhou, China. Vice-president Virginia Savage was on-stage for the ceremony, which honored a number of small business leaders based in New Hampshire. Sky-Skan’s recent exports have grown in recent years with strong sales in Europe, China, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Sky-Skan’s exports have grown to more than half of its business. With new markets opening up for large and small Definiti theaters, Sky-Skan expects a continued increase of exports with assistance from its partner companies. Sky-Skan partners with PCCW-HKT, based in Hong Kong, for its projects in China, including recently installed or announced theaters in Macao, Dunhuang, and Yulin. Sky-Skan is assisted in India by Young India Films, and will install its first Definiti Optical system in Lakshadweep. In Japan, Konica-Minolta is installing the world’s largest planetarium with a Definiti 8K system in Nagoya. Woosung Precision Optics Co. is Sky-Skan’s partner in South Korea, with several projects complete. Exports to South America have grown significantly with partner OMNI LUX in Brazil. These international partners share in the success of Sky-Skan’s exports in recent years. Sky-Skan Europe has also been seeing significant activity, including a 1,600 square meter (17,000 square feet) screen for the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010. With developing markets in China, India, and South Africa, Sky-Skan is poised to remain at the front of the digital fulldome planetarium market for years to come.

See Sky-Skan President Steve Savage’s acceptance speech:

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Sky-Skan Featured On New Hampshire Chronicle TV Show
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 – 13:00

TV station WMUR is set to air its segment on Sky-Skan during New Hampshire Chronicle. WMUR visited Sky-Skan’s Nashua facility to see the latest in education and science visualization. Sky-Skan president Steven T. Savage spoke with Chronicle host Tiffany Eddy with the Universe as their backdrop, courtesy the Definiti engineering dome. In the segment you’ll see the Morrison Planetarium’s new Definiti console, which is undergoing final preparation before shipping to California.

About New Hampshire Chronicle:
For over 25 years, Chronicle has been a staple in the lives of New England television audiences. WMUR is proud to present a version customized for New Hampshire viewers. Now in its seventh season NH Chronicle has been honored with five Emmy Awards from the Boston/ New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Including two for Fritz Wetherbee as Outstanding Achievement as On Camera Talent.
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Watch the complete segment on Sky-Skan below:

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