Super MediaGlobe II, manufactured by Konica-Minolta Planetarium.
The Konica-Minolta Super MediaGlobe II, fulldome, digital projector was installed in 2015. The Super MediaGlobe II covers the entire surface of our 44 foot (13.4 meter) diameter dome with full color images, animation, and the starry sky.
(6) JBL VRX932LAP 12-inch two-way line-array speakers.
(2) JBL VRX918SP 18-inch powered flying subwoofer speakers
Soundcraft FX16ii 16-channel Mixer.
Installed in June of 2013 by Allen Visual Systems, Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
93 BG250 Planetarium chairs by Seating Concepts are arranged in a unidirectional configuration, tiered 20 degrees.
44-foot / 13.4 meters in diameter dome subtending 165 degrees from center of curvature, tilted 25 degrees.
The projection surface of the vinyl-clad aluminum dome is 23 percent void for acoustic performance and painted 36 percent reflective to minimize cross bounce.
The dome is suspended from the roof, has unbeveled lap seams, and was custom manufactured by Northern Illinois Engineering of Schaumburg, Illinois (If you know someone who was with this firm, we are looking for architectural drawings for the dome itself).
Sony VPL-S900U data projector.
(10,800 square feet, including dome theater, exhibit lobby, gift shop, four offices, four classrooms, storage, circulation and mechanical space.
Cost: $1.1 million.
Opened: June 23, 1984.
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