University of Minnesota Duluth’s Marshal W. Alworth Planetarium chose our 200 Series-based GeoDome Evolver system for facility upgrades during the summer of 2015. The GeoDome Evolver system is used primarily for their public outreach program. Traditional planetarium programs are offered in addition to touring the known Universe via Uniview. Alongside traditional programming the planetarium will be offer exciting new programs based in Native American cosmologies and skywatching. These new programs will be featured as an extension of the new GeoDome Theater portable outreach program launching in late September 2015.
The Marshal W. Alworth Planetarium serves students from the university, local schools and the general public. Programs will be presented via the following software tools; DomeView Pro, Uniview, WorldViewer, NASA Eyes on the Solar System, NASA Eyes on Exoplanets and NASA Eyes on Earth. Public programs are offered Wednesday, Friday and twice on Saturday weekly.
University of Minnesota Duluth is also part of the TIES/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 University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum), these sites include GeoDome Evolvers at Como Elementary School, Mayo High School, Mankato East High School, Southwest Minnesota State University, University of Wisconsin at River Falls; GeoDome Theaters at the University of North Dakota, and The Journey Museum; and a GeoDome Portal at the Jackson Middle School Observatory.