reception at production dome

Students, employees, and other supporters gather at the Fulldome Media Lab for an open house in February 2017.

Production Dome

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Learn more about how we transformed the old Ball State Planetarium to the Fulldome Media lab:

Ball State’s Fulldome Media Lab or production dome included a RSA Cosmos 2K digital system under the original 9-meter dome before its deconstruction in May 2023.

With it, Ball State University produced original fulldome, digital planetarium shows. Programs include original content (animations, 3D models, music, etc.) created by students, staff, and faculty.

Currently, production is being finalized in the 16-meter, 4K Brown Planetarium to ensure the best quality programs.

The Fulldome Media Lab was a shared space with the IDIA Lab here on campus, who are partners on planetarium projects.


The Brown Planetarium also has extensive workroom space and facilities which include two desk-top RSA Cosmos planetarium production stations.

Our Brown Planetarium runs its 5.1 audio surround sound, cove lighting, GOTO Chronos II HYBRID projector, and 4K RSA Cosmos digital system through 13 computers and other equipment located in our electronics room.