Eric Ramos - Friend & Advanced Amateur in the Dominican Republic. - Al-Paslow
"Al: 
Just wanted you to see how similar your planetarium projector is to our Goto's. 
Standing on the ladder, I'm calibrating the instrument and planetary positions with 
ephemeris information, to begin working with the public at the museum."

"If your planetarium has anything like a program card then it is more fit for a public show 
than ours. We have to do everything manually and according to "pre-learned" steps and 
sequences. The intro of the recorded show has some cool electronic minutes or so 
of getting the mood until the sun appears. Then we simulate sunset, the red dawn effect, 
the apparition of the first stars, but we keep the skyglow lightly illuminated until we talk 
about dark skies where everything goes pitch black and the wows start to be heard when 
about maybe 700 stars appear to about mag 4. The whole thing lasts about 28 minutes 
and eventually ends up with Holst's The Planet's music for each planet described and 
proyected with the slide machine. A didactic teaching machine converted into a show 
where nobody complains of gets bored is to us a great accomplishment! 
-  Eric Ramos"

"Al:
Just wanted you to see how similar your planetarium projector is to our Goto's.
Standing on the ladder, I'm calibrating the instrument and planetary positions with
ephemeris information, to begin working with the public at the museum."

"If your planetarium has anything like a program card then it is more fit for a public show
than ours. We have to do everything manually and according to "pre-learned" steps and
sequences. The intro of the recorded show has some cool electronic minutes or so
of getting the mood until the sun appears. Then we simulate sunset, the red dawn effect,
the apparition of the first stars, but we keep the skyglow lightly illuminated until we talk
about dark skies where everything goes pitch black and the wows start to be heard when
about maybe 700 stars appear to about mag 4. The whole thing lasts about 28 minutes
and eventually ends up with Holst's The Planet's music for each planet described and
proyected with the slide machine. A didactic teaching machine converted into a show
where nobody complains of gets bored is to us a great accomplishment!
- Eric Ramos"

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