A systems approach to the delicate integration of large format film and planetarium media. We can optimize your valuable "real estate" in the control room, projection gallery, and projection pit.
We can help fully utilize your high-definition video and surround sound system to create the optimal digital experience of your audience.
We created the standard for planetarium configuration with our innovative projection cove design and expansive knowledge of planetarium systems.
Bring your creative exhibit ideas to us, and we will bring them to life with unique and innovative solutions.
Thinking of fulldome video? We can design or retrofit your theater to provide the features you need for a fulldome seamless experience.
Whether you are renovating your existing theater, developing a new facility, or retrofitting a space for a new use, be sure to contact our Theater Design Department. These are just the highlights of the many design services Sky-Skan can offer:
Will your theater fit comfortably in the planned space? Will there be enough room in the cove to include all the slide and video systems you want? Avoid system cross-interference or unplanned architectural changes after construction is underway by taking advantage of our knowledge of theater design and layout.
Queue and Audience Flow
Moving dozens of people comfortably and safely through the waiting area and the theater is always important, especially when your theater holds hundreds of patrons daily. Proper design will create a feeling of anticipation to enhance the seamless theater experience.
Seating and Sightline Planning
Assuring that everyone can correctly see your show undistracted is imperative, considering the many hours you have invested in production. Maximizing seating will allow your attendees to remain comfortably focused on your presentation.
Projection Shelf and Media Room Design
Space Maximization and Equipment Access are the two key elements of these areas. Keeping necessary items within easy reach while keeping others remote allows show production, presentation, and equipment maintenance simple.
Sound System Design
Using our own speaker design, Sky-Skan sound systems provide the rich, diffuse sound which is crucial in a fulldome theater. When seated in a planetarium looking out into the infinite cosmos, your sound system will support the illusion. Avoid the pinpointed sound of poorly designed systems, by tapping into Sky-Skan's decades of experience.
Whether your equipment involves slide or video projectors, star machines, large format film, laser light projectors, or other diverse media used in theaters, chances are Sky-Skan has previously integrated it through SPICE Automation. We know manufacturers' requirements and specifications and design theaters accordingly, allowing for future expansion.
House Lighting and Accent Lighting
Lighting should add to your environment, not detract from it. Sky-Skan's lighting systems allow for the smooth transition from an audience's entrance into the theater to the gentle fade into your show.
Sky-Skan's world renown talents offer both the hardware and software needed to support audience-driven interactive programs. Contact us to integrate an interactive system into your theater
Acoustical Treatment and Noise Control
Pure sound design and acoustically insulated theaters are other Sky-Skan specialties. In order to maintain the full theater illusion, your sound system must work with its environment not just in it.
Electrical Requirements and Heating Loads
Our work with the major manufacturers of planetarium equipment allows us to knowledgeably design your theater to accept any system and plan for environmental control. This enables a hassle and worry free upgrade process.
The specialized lighting and sound of a dome tour is a dramatic and educational experience. We design such systems to entertain and teach.
Sky-Skan manages planetarium projects worldwide. From theater design to opening day, we are able to successfully oversee your project.
A systems approach to planetarium design, combined with extensive experience in all aspects of planetaria, is available for your facility, systems, and renovations.