|Meet the DS1
World's finest Home
- Viewing angle: 82.5 degrees
- Dimensions: Height 11 inches, Base Diameter 7 inches
- All DS-1 projectors come with serial numbers
- Northern Hemisphere star disc with over 1.2 million stars is
included with the DS-1.
- Maximum recommended projection distance is 20'
- Viewing surface: Smooth, white, flat surface, ceiling or wall.
Ceilings with peeked roofs will not work well and are not
- Unit can be operated and rotated from 0 degrees (vertical) to 90
- Power-Off: 30 & 60 minutes for projection mode, 2 hour default
- Disc rotation: 3 speeds and reverse rotation (appropriate when
using any southern hemisphere star discs).
- LED: 10 watts with dimming and soft on/off feature to optimize
- LED cooling fan: Low dB fan for cooling the LED during main
projector operations and during the power-OFF cool down
- Shooting star feature: Random shooting star On/Off, no control
DS1-Chrome - Price:$539.95
Warranty: 90 days on parts and labor, 1 year on parts. Shipping is paid both ways
by Miller Engineering if a problem arises within 30 days of purchase, after 30 days
the customer is responsible for return shipping costs.
|Does anyone even look up at the night sky anymore? For those living in big cities the answer is
"Why bother, the nighttime light pollution has almost completely obscured the stars". This is true and
still worse, unless you live in a remote area it is no longer possible to even see the Milky Way. We
are a small company of people dedicated to restoring to you the awe inspiring experience of a star
filled night sky. This one goal is our driving motivation for creating DarkSkys-1 (DS1). We believe
DS1 will provide everyone the opportunity to see the night as it once was, without nighttime light
pollution. From the safety, comfort, and convenience of your home, DS1 will create the experience of
seeing the stars and the Milky Way as they are meant to be seen. DarkSkys are back.
Every aspect of DS-1 has been carefully designed. We have
listened to the litany of complaints against the current choices
of home planetariums: dim and blurry images, cheap plastic
feel, extraordinarily high prices for overall mediocre
performance, sporadic product availability, low quality star
discs, few if any optional star discs, limited features, and poor
durability. We believe we have resolved all these deficiencies
by developing the DS-1.
Doing business with a small company has some great benefits
for you. There will always be a person to address your service
needs. We don’t sell wholesale. We only sell direct to the
customer. The savings are passed on to you, there are no
Servicing will always be available for our home planetarium
during the warranty period and long after. This is something no
other company producing these home planetariums can
provide. Simply put, we care about the performance of our
product and we care about our customers.
Who is it for?
Beyond the obvious joy of the seeing the night sky that has
been lost to nighttime light pollution, the DS1 makes the
perfect learning tool for understanding and exploring the
celestial heavens. It is ideal for homes, public and private
schools, home schools, and higher learning institutions. All
our available star discs, over 40 and increasing, have
educational values as well as stunning views.
The soft glow of the projected view or the nightlight feature
has a wonderful calming effect on newborns and young
children alike. Your DS1 offers a gateway to learning that will
last a lifetime. The beautiful serenity of the night sky is also a
calming influence on the sick, the elderly, and the home
Astronomers, amateurs and professionals alike will delight in
viewing the night sky in the comfort, convenience, and
security of their home. Sometimes it does rain and there are
annoying bugs everywhere.
Romantics. It is fair and effective to use your DS1 to create a
romantic evening. Just add dinner, and soft music.
Things that set the DS1 apart
from the competition
• Premium construction materials
• Ergonomic design
• Incredible customer support, second to none
• More than a quality home planetarium projector.
Yes, the DS1 projects incredible and colorful night sky
images but what happens when you turn it off? Unlike other
projectors that are stored in a closet, under the bed, or
somewhere out of sight, instead you will want to keep your
DS1 in view. We have gone to great lengths to produce a
projector with a stunning visual appearance. The first time
you see the DS1 it becomes an object of desire. It begs to be
touched, viewed, and used. Built of premium materials,
hosting a thoughtful, unique, and imaginative design, the DS-
1 is a work of art. From its aluminum alloy base and arm to
the beautiful star map displayed on the surface of the main
projector body, it creates a bold visual statement for any
setting. On a coffee table, a shelf, on a nightstand, where
ever you place the DS1 it will stand out. It has no equal. It is
The show never ends…..
At the night’s end when the planetarium show is over and the
other projectors are put in storage, the DS1 can continue
with a new type of star show. Exclusive to the DS1 is a new
feature like no other planetarium. The DS1 surface star map
becomes a stunning nightlight. Simply turn on the nightlight
feature in a darkened room and the beautiful white star map
will disappear only to be replaced with the soft glow of over 4
million stars. It is an incredible site to see, surpassed only by
it’s projected images. Find Orion, the Big Dipper, the
Pleiades, or just set it by your nightstand and drift off to
Why you should buy a DS-1?
|Aluminum Alloy construction
with a beautiful brushed finish.
• The DS1 gives you a big view of the night sky!
• Outstanding optical performance.
• DS1 will project on walls and flat ceilings. For the clearest
image the projection surface should be perpendicular to the
• Large field of view.
• A random shooting star feature.
• A very bright 10 watt LED.
• Choose from the largest star disc library in the world.
Over 40 available star discs and new ones being added
every few months.
• Unsurpassed educational value!
• A Northern Hemisphere star disc with over 1.2 million
stars is included with each DS1 purchase.
• Stress, Depression, Romance. We believe nothing is
better for relieving the stress of the daily grind, uplifting your
emotions, or setting the mood for a romantic evening than a
canopy of stars and some accompanying soft music. You
provide the music. Your DS1 will provide a relaxing, mood
setting display of stars in motion.
• Children. It should be much easier getting the young
ones to bed at night after a relaxing, calming, star show.
Assuming they are still awake at the end of the show.
|Night-light feature Shown
|The prefect Bedtime companion!
We have the largest library of available star discs in the world.
Each of our Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
star discs has over 1.2 million stars. They took over 2 years to
develop and are based on several star data sets including
Tycho, HYG, HabCat, and HYGHag. These discs represent
incredible accuracy and detail. You will not be disappointed.
Our unique and proprietary Chrome-on-Glass version of the
Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere star discs
provide the ultimate viewing experience. Each of these special
discs shows over 4 million stars. The Milky Way appears as a
soft glowing cloud across the night sky, as if someone
airbrushed a river of light onto the wall or ceiling of your home.
If you look through a pair of low power binoculars you will find
that the “glow” is actually millions of stars. It is truly
All DarkSkys star discs project more than just a pretty scene.
They are designed to have educational value and are learning
tools. They will open the minds of young and old alike. For
many, they will be seeing the wonders of the universe not
|All Projectors have Serial numbers
|Thoughtful extra touches like an
illuminated LED adapter plug that dims
down when the projector is turned on.
|Actual images from the DS1
chrome disc. Click on above
images for a larger view
|Chrome Disc - Over 4 million stars!
When viewed in room light the disc
looks like a mirror – they are simply
stunning to look at!
|DS1 Chrome - This version of our
projector substitutes our 1.4 million
star Northern disc for our 4.1 million
star Chrome on Glass star disc,
saves you $10 plus if you have
previously purchased our 1.4 star
Northern you will be duplicating it.
Our DS1 projector has the light
power and optical clarity to take full
advantage of the spectacular view
offered by our Chrome discs. Please
note we have limited quantities of our
|Please note at this time we are not shipping