The SciDome SystemDesigned for Planetarium Education
Spitz SciDome planetariums are designed to be engaging, interactive, fulldome classrooms. Powered by Starry Night, The Layered Earth, and Zygote Body (with Physics360 coming soon), SciDome brings realtime space and earth science into the dome’s unique teaching environment. Immerse students in SciDome’s interactive visual universe, and explore Earth’s 3D topography and layers in spectacular detail.
The SciDome System includes:
Fulldome Display System
SciDome projection systems offer a range of configurations and resolutions for domes up to 76 feet (23 meters).
SciDome’s console/desk combination with computers for rendering and operator control. Includes mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
Teach complex concepts with unique live interaction. Classes and mini-lessons for a wide variety of topics from seasons and moon phases, to detailed subjects like orbital dynamics, astronomical timekeeping, and astronomy history.
SciDome integrates tightly with the classroom versions of Starry Night and The Layered Earth. Tailored for grade levels from elementary through university, the curriculum is designed to satisfy state education standards including the NGSS.
Only SciDome includes Touch capability, the first handheld controller designed for planetarium presentation. Your dome becomes a “touch screen” interface.
Two-projector configurations of SciDome include the AutoWarp system for automatic, hands-free alignment and edge blending.
SciDome Theater Automation
Spitz’s graphical automation software, ATM-4 controls Starry Night, The Layered Earth, and your theater, including lighting and audio.
Installation & Training
Professional installation is performed by an experienced Spitz technician. Initial training is provided onsite, with ongoing training available annually at Spitz Institute.
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SciDome has truly opened a universe of possibilities for educating and entertaining our audiences. Spitz has created a powerful teaching tool, while also attending to the theatrical needs and desires of today’s audiences.Dr. Kelly Herbst
SciDome Projection OptionsEvery planetarium is unique. Select the SciDome configuration that meets your individual needs.
Introducing SciDome IQ
Smart, Affordable Systems
Designed from the ground up with the needs of educators in mind, SciDome IQ systems are bright, sharp, and priced for education budgets.
Robust education capabilitiesEvery SciDome system provides the same comprehensive suite of education tools and capabilities
Teach with TouchThe only handheld controller designed specifically for planetariums
Contact Spitz for more information
To learn more about SciDome planetariums for education, contact Spitz at +1.610.459.5200.