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

To create our amazing programs, Ball State uses its production dome, which includes a RSA Cosmos 2K digital system under a 9-meter dome. Our final testing is done on the 16-meter 4K dome to ensure the best quality programs.

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The programs below are available for leasing! To purchase one, please email us or call 765-285-8963.

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Show Description

'Halloween: Celestial Origins' posterWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.

Details

  • runtime: 24 minutes, 13 seconds
  • suitable for: general audience, 4th grade and above
  • resource and materials: poster
  • license: Traditional license (1-year and 50-year options)

Pricing

50-year

  • 2K = $1,500 $1,000
  • 3K = $2,250 $1,750
  • 4K = $3,000 $2,500

Technical Specifications

  • video format: Fulldome, HYBRID
  • resolution: 4K, 3K, 2K
  • frame rate: 30 fps
  • audio format: 5.1, stereo
  • available languages: English
  • show orientation: Unidirectional 

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Show Description

'Saturn and Beyond' posterSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004, the Cassini spacecraft reached Saturn and sent back volumes of data. Learn the history of the discovery of Saturn’s rings and explore the mysterious features seen by the Cassini space craft.

Details

  • runtime: 24 minutes
  • suitable for: general audience, 4th grade and above
  • resource and materials: poster
  • license: traditional license (25-year)

Pricing

  • 1K = $900 $300
  • 2K = $1,800 $300
  • 4K = $3,600 $300
  • Free for GOTO HYBRID users

Technical Specifications

  • video format: Fulldome, HYBRID
  • resolution: 4K, 2K, 1K
  • frame rate: 30 fps
  • audio format: 5.1, stereo
  • available languages: English
  • show orientation: Unidirectional

Full-length Fulldome Preview

Sunset Meditation PosterShow Description

How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Exercise is one way. Physical activity and fitness has been discussed in many NASA outreach efforts. However outreach efforts regarding other branches of health: emotional, psychological, and social well-being are lacking. Given that jobs come with stress, a global understanding the science of stress and learning a healthy way to cope with it helps with the wellbeing of employees, job productivity, employee retention, etc. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation.

Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University with the program "Sunset Meditation." View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights.

Details

Pricing

Technical Specifications

  • video format: Fulldome, HYBRID, and equirectangular format on YouTube for a VR experience
  • resolution: 4K, 2K
  • frame rate: 30 fps
  • audio format: 5.1, stereo
  • available languages: English
  • show orientation: Unidirectional

Full-length Fulldome Preview