March 16, 2011

Como Elementary School

Como Elementary School upgraded their 9m Spitz planetarium in 2008. An OmniFocus 200 series projector is placed in front of the starball. This enables simultaneous operation of the starball and the digital projector, increasing pixel density in the audience’s main focal area.

Como is part of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium Network, a mix of fixed and portable GeoDome systems running Uniview, sharing costs and program development. Along with founding partner Minnesota Planetarium Society (now at the Bell Museum), these sites include GeoDome Evolvers at Mayo High School, Mankato East High School,  Southwest Minnesota State University, University of Wisconsin River Falls; GeoDome Theaters at North Dakota State University, and The Journey Museum; and a GeoDome Portal at Jackson Middle School Observatory.