The Lamar Bruni
Vergara Science Center and Planetarium
The Center is the most complex
building to date on the TAMIU campus.
There are over 290,000 linear feet
of fiber cable, the equivalent of 55 miles providing the Center connectivity
with the world.
The exterior tiles that sheath the
tower feature are stainless steel and feature a stylized treatment of the
There are 1,160 computer jacks and
300 phone jacks in the Center.
The Planetarium offers an “immersion
theatre viewing” experience
with comfortable chairs and images that surround the viewer in
a full-dome video experience.
There are only 21 international installations
and 14 domestic installations of the Digistar 3 System, the world’s leading
digital planetarium system. Laredo’s system joins sites in Athens,
Amarillo, Shanghai, Shreveport, London, Kieve and Kobe.
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