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Takayuki Ohira

Takayuki Ohira was born in Kawasaki (near Tokyo) in 1970. As a child he had numerous hobbies and interests. He loved to collect minerals, grow plants, develop photography, make animations, and manufacture rockets. As a child he had infinite questions to his parents. His question gWhom the sun belongs toh is probably still unanswered! During school days he worked individually on a planetarium. He had a dream to show the beauty of the sky to people. During University years he created planetarium lens projector gAstrolinerh which was considered beyond the capability of any planetarium amateur. Even after he started to work for Sony, he continued developing his planetarium projectors, and this was culminated during London IPS conference when he for the first time demonstrated his recently developed system MEGASTAR which was at that time able to project over one and half million stars, a number which was a times greater than any existed planetarium projector.

In 2003 he created MEGASTAR-II projecting above 4 million stars. Later, MEGASTAR-II-Cosmos (Made with cooperation with The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) was registered in World Guinness Record Book as most advanced Planetarium Projector. He demonstrated MEGASTAR-II projectors all around Japan travelling and performing with famous artists like Yumi Matsutoya, SINSKE, musical groups like Bump of Chicken, Nanamusica. He also developed with SegaToys the HOMESTAR home planetarium which became most advanced from its kind home planetarium. As for March 2012, more than 550.000 home planetariums were sold. In June 2008, he demonstrated to the world his newly designed Planetarium projector SUPER MEGASTAR-II which projects up to 22 million stars. Later in 2010, his Megastar-IIB was for for the first time installed abroad in Nehru planetarium in Delhi/India.

Takayuki Ohira is a special teaching staff of Tokyo University, guest professor in Wakayama University. Awards: Nihon University best award, Azalea Award, BVLGARI dream world 2006, Japan Innovator Grand Prix (Nikkei BP), Special award from the Minister of Education.



Short History
1970 age:0 Born in Kawasaki, Japan
1980 age:10 Made desktop pinhole planetarium
1991@age:21 As an amateure, created an optical lens projection planetarium, ASTROLINER. It was said that such a device is beyond the capabilities of any amateure.
1996 age:26 Graduated from Japan University Graduate School of Engineering and Science.
Started working for Sony
1998 age:28 Demonstrated MEGASTAR at IPS in London. (one and half million stars. A number which was hundered times greater than any existing planetarium projector)
2000 age:30 MEGASTAR was unveiled to the public in the famous Spiral Building (Omotesando) in Tokyo
2003 age:33 Left Sony
Published his book "I made a Planetarium". Published by X-Knowledge.
MEGASTAR-II (4 million stars) demonstration in a former GOTOH planetarium building.
2004 age:34 MEGASTAR-II Phoenix installted in Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum for Youth.
MEGASTAR-II Cosmos developed and installed in cooperation with The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
MEGASTAR-II Cosmos projecting 5.6 Million stars enters World Guinness Record Book as the world most advanced Planetarium Projector.
2005 age:35 Established Ohira Tech Ltd.
Developed with Gakusyukenkyushya gMy Starh, and gHOMESTARh cooperatively with Sega Toys.
His book "I made a Planetarium" was made into a TV Drama by Fuji Telivision: "Wish upon a star: 4.1 million stars were born in 7 tatami room".
TV Commercial (Nescafe) as "The man who tasts the difference"
2006 age:36 MEGASTAR-II listed in the 100 names of Japanesque Modern Collection
2008 age:38 Demonstrated SUPER MEGASTAR-II with world highest number of stars (22 million) during IPS Chicago.
2009 age:39 Developing MEGASTAR-IIB - the first LED planetarium projector for middle size domes
2010 age:40 Developing MEGASTAR-IIA - the first LED planetarium projector for large domes completing the whole MEGASTAR series with LED
Conducting first international permanent installation in Nehu Planetarium in Delhi/India
Directing and developing the 3D Sky planetarium project (Sky Planetarium) in Mori Tower.
2011 age:41 Developing and completing 360 degrees full sphere planetarium installation in AHHAA Science Center in Tartu/Estonia.
Conducting and completing full system installation for MEGASTAR-II-A in Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw/Poland
The MEGASTAR-II-B installed in Fujikawarakuza enters the Guinness world records as most advanced planetarium.
2012 age:42 Invented and implemented the Fusion new concept in planetariums, and installed in Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum.