Uniview Forum 2019

Meeting at ZEISS in Jena

The first Uniview Forum took place at ZEISS in Jena on 5 and 6 December 2019. ZEISS invited Uniview users to the first Uniview Forum in Jena. With the meeting ZEISS continues the tradition of the Uniview User Group meetings. ZEISS informed about the status of the Uniview software and the services provided regarding user content, data hosting and support.

Among the guests and lecturers were many "super users", who, especially by their own modules, greatly extend the possibilities of the software. ZEISS presented the new hybrid control of UNIVIEW with its opto-mechanical projectors. The transition between the optical and digital stars is not only very smooth, it also works with active diurnal and polar altitude motion. ZEISS confirmed to the user community that in future all content that has been and will be shared by users will also be freely available to all users. The participants of the Uniview Forum showed special interest in the presentation of specific applications by means of the software. Marc Subbarao, Director Space Visualization Laboratory, Adler Planetarium showed how Uniview effectively can be used to present the history and the methods of detecting extrasolar planets. Dan Tell, Planetarium Engineering Manager at the California Academy of Sciences introduced module developments. Other speakers included Ryan Wyatt, California Academy of Sciences and KaChun Yu of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The presentations were recorded and can be watched following the links below. Please request the password sending an email to plane tarium @zeiss .com. Press the Vimeo button and enter the password to access the videos.

ZEISS Acquisition of Uniview

Martin Kraus, Head ZEISS Planetarium Division

Introduction to UNIVIEW 2.1

Dr. Christian Dick, Head Software Development Planetariums

Universe Update – Using Uniview for current topics from astronomical research

Ryan Wyatt, California Academy of Sciences

Education Performances and Digital Earth: Live Presentations with Uniview at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

KaChun Yu, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The interactive galaxy collision module – a demo

Mark Subbarao

A variety of ways modules can be built in Uniview

Dan Tell, California Academy of Sciences

Uniview advantages – interface, domecasting, custom content creation

Mark Subbarao, Adler Planetarium Chicago

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