Takayuki Ohira

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Takayuki Ohira (大平 貴之 Ōhira Takayuki?, born March 11, 1970) is a Japanese engineer and the creator of the Megastar, a planetarium projector which was recorded in Guinness World Records as the planetarium projector that can project the highest number of stars in the world.[1][2][3]

A Sega Homestar home planetarium projector

Ohira has also designed the Sega Homestar, a home planetarium projector for Sega. According to the Japan Planetarium Association, the popularity of this educational toy has contributed to an increase in visitors to full-sized planetaria in Japan.[4]

Profile[edit]

Ohira was born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa on March 11, 1970, and graduated from faculty of mechanical engineering and graduate school of precision engineering in Nihon University.[5]

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  1. ^ Anonymous (2013 (acc. January 30, 2014)). "National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.". Miraikan The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. 
  2. ^ Anonymous (2004 (acc. January 30, 2014)). ""Megastar II" with 5 million stars.". Miraikan The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. 
  3. ^ Anonymous (2012 (acc. January 30, 2014)). "Megastar.". Ohira Tech. 
  4. ^ Tim Kelly (November 12, 2007 (acc. 30 January, 2014)). "Stars in His Eyes". Forbes. 
  5. ^ Anonymous (2012 (acc. January 30, 2014)). "Creator’s Profile 大平 貴之 Takayuki Ohira.". Miraikan The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.