Projection consultants Projector People weighs in on the McCain “overhead projector” attack; they’ve got an excellent round-up on the issue and all the coverage it has inspired so far as projection overlaps with politics:

A $3,000,000 Projector? [Projector People Blog]

And yes, as noted in comments, several of our Friends of CDMotion do VJ the planetarium here in NY, the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side.

I realize I actually missed this line from the Adler Planetarium:

“To remain competitive and ensure national security, it is vital that we educate and inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”

I just enjoy the “national security” bit. I expect what they mean is that kids get inspired by planetariums and go get careers in the Defense industry … I’ll let you make of that what you will. But if you take it literally at face value, maybe the Adler is thinking about teaching kids about space so that we’re ready to push back the massive alien Earth invasion the next generation will have to face. (That is, unless we’re lucky and it’s someone like the Vulcans, like happens in the Star Trek world.)

In other woulds, we should immediately make up “Support a VJ, or the Aliens Win” t-shirts.