Blueprints for ‘Star Wars’ Death Star were created at UIC

Aura Technologies President Steve Heminover holds a phone with a scene from the original “Star Wars” beside an image of the Death Star on the computer that was used to create digital effects for a small part of the 1977 film. Heminover was a student at the UIC lab where the effects were created. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Blueprints for 'Star Wars' Death Star were created at UIC May 25, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of the first “Star Wars” movie.

Blueprints for 'Star Wars' Death Star were created at UIC