In our database of dome systems provided by our distributors, we find domes in schools, in school systems, in universities, in museums, and in for-profit companies who support their dome programs directly through earned revenue. Go-Dome™ systems work well in all of these environments.
• In universities domes are used as outreach, as astronomy laboratories, and recently as real-time visualization labs.
• In schools and school districts, the dome engages students and delivers science concepts to many schools and/or many grade levels with different programs aligned with district, state, and national standards in science and social studies education.
• In museums and for-profits companies, the engagement and excitement roles are more important. These institutions look for full-dome movies that immerse audiences and increase their interest in particular topics. Often these programs take audiences to times and places beyond direct human experience – from inside the human body, to a distant galaxy, to a futuristic space colony. The portable dome theater brings the past, present, and possible futures to audiences of all ages.
As an example of Go-Dome™ products in action, a museum operating a portable planetarium outreach program taught over 70,000 students in the 2009-10 school year for a fee of less than $1.50 per student. This museum has provided statistics about the diversity of their school audience.
Bookings for preK-2 shows 31%
Bookings for astronomy shows 18%
Bookings for Earth science shows 40%
Bookings for life science shows 4%
Bookings for weather show 7%