Sciss is a fulldome company from Sweden that realizes fulldome theater solutions for planetariums, science centers, museums, and educational institutions all over the world. Our mission is to provide a complete range of products and services to your institution, to help enlighten and inspire your community with scientific visualization.
We were founded in 2004 by engineers Staffan Klashed and Per Hemmingsson. The year before, the two friends had just returned to Sweden after finishing their thesis projects with the American Museum of Natural History. They had built an interactive visualization engine for the Hayden Planetarium dome, a project that would live on as Uniview.
For the first years, Sciss equipped the Uniview data visualization platform with as much value as possible for fulldome theater users. As the product took shape, the theaters welcomed the Uniview software with open arms; Denver Museum of Nature and Science merged their Cosmic Atlas, while California Academy of Sciences built their new opening show around the software, and the portable domes of the Minnesota Planetarium network started travelling to remote schools on a daily basis, sharing live presentations with the unique domecasting capabilities.
In the summer of 2011, Sciss began product development on the complete Colorspace fulldome theater system, which was released to the market in the fall of 2012. We have established partnerships with leading experts in the field of projection, computers, graphics and support. We also provide extensive maintenance and service programs, in order to make the most out of your investment over a longer time period.
Today, we design, build and develop turnkey solutions for planetariums and dome theaters. The Colorspace theater is a carefully designed package of display systems, servers, theater control, and the award-winning Uniview software. We are a fast growing community with over 150 installations worldwide - including NASA, ESA, NOAA and leading planetariums like Hayden Planetarium in New York, Moscow Planetarium, and California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
We want you to be a part of our community, a member of the Sciss family. Before joining up however, you may want to get to know us a little bit better. Feel free to contact us, or even pay us a visit if you're close by. Our Stockholm office is an open and welcoming place and we are happy to host you as our visitor, whether you are shopping for a new fulldome theater system, interested in learning more about our solutions, or just looking to make some new friends.
Urban Lassi – one of our gifted software developers working at SCISS.
To succeed in our mission, we are committed to live and breathe our core values. They are our guiding principles as a business partner, as well as colleagues. Our company culture has allowed us to recruit top talent staff and maintain a community of highly capable power users in many of the world’s most prestigious planetariums.
We value science as a vehicle to improve life for current and future generations. We see exploration and understanding of our context in the universe as an integral part of understanding ourselves, and our place on this planet. We value the ambition to improve, and we believe the future belongs to those who never stop learning. This is reflected in our products, our team, and staff policy.
But we also have a humanist trait to our group where we value helpfulness and honesty. We believe we are each other’s environment and we aim to help each other succeed. It goes for our colleagues, our customers and the industry at large. We hold it as a simple truth that by embracing honesty and transparency, we foster respect both within our team and in the wider community, helping us all to improve.