The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

A few years ago, Christopher Miller lamented that home planetariums couldn’t come close to the beauty of the night sky. So he set out to make a more detailed model. The result: the DS-1 ($580), which can project 4.1 million stars onto your bedroom ceiling via a chrome-on-glass disc. (Most other home units project hundreds of thousands of stars.) As 2020 unwound, Miller noticed that DS-1 customers were not only astro-geeks, but also families looking for an interstellar escape from the year’s challenges. “We’re bringing back the night sky,” he says—and the wonder that comes with it. —Jesse Will

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