METASPACE, a total solutions provider for astronomy and space science, installed a Screenberry media server to power dome projection at the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History in Seoul, South Korea.
Opened in 2003, the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is the first public museum of its kind in Korea. It displays the origins of life on earth through a variety of real specimens of minerals, rocks and fossils, and through models, including life-sized models of dinosaurs, from all over the world.
Now, its collection of activities is enhanced with an immersive VR Dome Theater. A Screenberry media server is driving and auto-calibrating 4 BenQ LU951ST laser projectors to create a seamless 360 image on a 5m (16ft) hemispherical screen.
“VR Dome Theater has been equipped with laser phosphor projectors. Some projection areas can overlap, creating color distortions or brightness differences. So, we used Screenberry’s auto-alignment system that automatically calibrates the screen for edge blending and warping,” says METASPACE Installation coordinator, Jeongha Kwak. “Now, visitors can watch 2D and 3D video content like the real night sky as well as enjoy shooting games in a 360 dome screen environment.”