Sunday, April 17, 2005

Home planetarium - 10,000 stars, 200 bucks

Takayuki Ohira, inventor of the popular 'Megastar' line of planetarium systems for museums, has just released a home version (surprisingly enough called the 'Homestar') that will retail for $200. The press release is in Japanese, but you can read the Googlified English translation here; according to it (and take those Google translations as you will), the system projects over 10,000 known stars and will be available come July. (Thanks to Gizmodo for pointing this out.)