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The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater is much more than a traditional planetarium! The digital dome at FCMoD—with its state-of-the-art high-resolution projection and sound system—is a high-impact venue for the exploration of astronomy, biology, paleontology, earth and climate science, as well as natural and cultural history, music, art, and a host of other subjects. The possibilities are limitless.

Technology

The centerpiece of the theater is a 36′ diameter 360 degree Spitz Nanoseam dome screen, tilted at 20 degrees for a truly immersive experience. The theater was designed and built by Global Immersion, a world leader in digital immersive theater installations, and seats 83. The technology behind the scenes includes:

  • Five Projection Design F35 LED projectors, for a combined total resolution of over 4.3K pixels
  • Two racks of six high-performance workstations (one of which was donated by Hewlett-Packard) with NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics cards (donated by NVIDIA)
  • Professional 5.1 surround audio system

Experiences

Combining this exciting technology with the museum’s holistic approach to science, culture, and history means that you’ll have experiences in the digital dome you can’t find anywhere else. In addition to showing original productions from the leading names in science and education (including National Geographic, NASA, the Discovery Channel, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science), you’ll also be able to see:

  • Presentations of live interactive shows led by our museum educators or guest lecturers
  • After hours events including adult lecture series and music & light shows
  • Special events at other digital dome facilities with experts from around the world,  brought to you via “dome casts”
  • Live theater and music events in collaboration with area arts groups

 

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