Interesting Facts about the Planetarium

Interesting Facts about the Planetarium

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 Western Hemisphere.
  • 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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