The Discovery Dome was purchased by the Columbus City Schools in the fall of 2011, to help bring science concepts to life and to give teachers and students a new way of exploring our Earth and the Universe that surrounds us. The Discovery Dome is a portable, inflatable planetarium that allows teachers to show star constellations, space phenomena, as well as science videos in a 360 degree format. The Discovery Dome is different from the two Star Labs that the school district currently possesses.
It offers a fully portable digital theater with true HD, with full dome movies and zoom-in digital star fields. With support from NASA REASoN and a strong partnership with museums and universities, the Discovery Dome brings the excitement of museum-quality shows, presenting a wide range of educational topics.
Before being able to use the Discovery Dome, teachers will need to participate in and complete a training. The training will instruct teachers about the proper usage of the dome, set-up and take down procedures, as well as the use of the software involved in running the different programs.
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