Hayden Planetarium uses two different systems to represent space. The first is the Zeiss Mark 1X Universarium, which uses fiberoptics to cast perfect images of stars and planets.
The second system is the Digital Universe that is used to create 3D models. This computer system consists of a Silicon Graphics Onyx 2 Infinite Reality Monster made up of seven graphics pipes and 30 processors running at the same time. All this is fed to the digital-dome simulator, an integrated system created by SEOS Trimension that includes seven projectors and displays more than 7.2 million pixels.