Digitarium® Fixed Dome Systems
Digitarium systems offer an enormous range of features at a fraction of the cost of other fixed dome systems. Our proprietary and exclusive lenses are designed and built in the USA to our high standards using the finest imported optical glasses. Our three year warranty is longer than most competitors' warranties, and our software support is unparalleled.
No other digital planetarium systems come close to matching our unique combination of usability, features, projection quality, product support, and affordable pricing. Because of the outstanding value of a Digitarium system, Digitalis is the largest producer by volume in the industry. This volume gives us greater economies of scale than any of our competitors.
If you wish to keep your starball but add digital capabilities, we have an elevator mount designed with you in mind. Raise the Digitarium system up when desired, and lower it to use your starball without any blockages. The off-center distortion correction features in our Digitarium systems will adjust starfields and media for an offset of up to approximately 30 percent of the dome radius. The elevator mount is only available for our Gamma, Epsilon, and Kappa models.
Fixed dome system purchases include our Universal Console™ web-based interface software. With the Universal Console, you can teach from a desktop computer in a control booth. For a more portable device, you can run the Universal Console on an Apple iPad® so that you can interact with all audience members, not just with those seated near your control console.
For an overview of Digitarium capabilities, see the general Digitarium page.
For new installations or for customers in need of more than just a new projection system, we proudly work with two industry leaders:
We offer a wide range of sizes for new domes as well as dome repainting through the dome specialists, Astro-Tec.
We offer professional grade solutions for cove lighting, audio, inset video, theater control, and content production through Bowen Technovation.
The Valdosta, GA installation photos above are from a Digitalis headed project at Valdosta State University with Bowen Technovation and Astro-Tec. It included the very first installation of a Digitarium Kappa system, dome repainting, new LED cove lights, new 5.1 channel surround sound system, and a full theater control system.
Models at a Glance
All Digitarium planetarium systems offer full dome coverage. General Digitarium overview.
(Click model for details.)
|Max Dome Diameter|
|Digitarium Zeta Fixed|
Best entry level model.
|$31,770||1200||40' / 12m|
|Digitarium Gamma Fixed|
Brightest single lens system.
|$42,750||1050||60' / 18m|
|Digitarium Epsilon Fixed|
Brighter than the Zeta with better color reproduction.
|$43,750||1200||52' / 16m|
|Digitarium Kappa Fixed|
Highest resolution single lens system.
|$70,450||1600||52' / 16m|
Highest resolution system (dual projector).
|$190,000||2560||60' / 18m|
Outside the US contact a local dealer for pricing.
Elevator Mount System
All fixed models except the Digitarium Zeta and Digitarium Æthos are available with an optional Elevator Mount System to lower the projector out of the way of a starball or classroom activities.
For information on older models, please see our discontinued products.
In July, our first Beginners' Session using the [Digitarium Alpha] planetarium was a big hit -- it was hard to get people to go outside and look at the REAL stars, although it was a beautiful night.
— Catherine Koehler, Battle Point Astronomical Association, Bainbridge Island, WA