The Elizabeth City State University Khan Planetarium's DigiStar Theater is unique in North Carolina and the Tidewater region. The 60-seat DigiStar 6 equipped Khan Planetarium provides excellent educational (& entertaining) resources for the entire region. Students in classes at ECSU benefit from the DigiStar Theater through visualization & fostering an understanding of STEM related concepts and associated educational subjects. For the region's educators, the Khan Planetarium serves as an invaluable educational resource to facilitate and augment existing STEM project to the surrounding 21-counties primary & secondary school systems, as well as the general public.
The Star Theater provides complete 180º x 360º real-time digital video delivery using stunning graphics & audio on a thirty foot dome screen using North Carolina's only DigiStar 6 high resolution multi-media projection system combined with surround sound audio. The newly installed DigiStar 6 projection system includes a built-in cloud capability that allows for the system to connect to other DigiStar system's science data repositories around the planet. This capability will ensure that there is always something new and interesting to experience at Elizabeth City State University’s Khan Planetarium. The DigiStar 6 system can also "push" out shows to available remote locations (such as classrooms) as well.