When uber geek Danny Mavromatis decided to build a full blown retractable roof fiber optic star ceiling for his home theater he decided to do it properly. How properly? Well think 11,000 feet of fiber optics, 350 fiber constellation stars, 600 fiber Milky Way stars, 40 hours just to pull through all the twinklers and 36 fibers for a 12 foot shooting star track. Phew. I bet it’s pretty cool when you’re watching Star Wars though, eh?
I ran out of fiber again. Another 1500’ should be arriving on Monday. The second panel was installed last night and it looks great, the two tie in nicely. I highly recommend a “true” night sky ceiling for any home theater. Because it is a true night sky, with proper star characteristics, it doesn’t look gaudy or goofy. It actually really makes the room… plus, if the movie sucks, you can just look up and gaze at the twinkling constellations and dimmed back milky way… just waiting to catch that shooting star.