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]

References[edit]

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