The TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located on the campus of Texas A&M International University. The planetarium is open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions; the Planetarium reflects TAMIU's commitment to service through educational engagement with the community. The TAMIU planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the State of Texas and operates a state-of-the-art digital projection system. This new technology which was completely upgraded in late 2014, allows not only a view from planet Earth, but from any part of the known universe as well; allowing us to take audiences to spectacular unseen vistas, that can only be photographed by highly developed large telescopes. The Digistar 5 system has two 4 K projectors that project an immersive image over the entire doom that is 8 times the resolution of HD television. It uses powerful graphics hardware and software to generate immersive full-dome images and video which integrates all-dome video, real time 3D computer graphics, and a complete digital astronomy package and fantastic 5.1 surround sound.
Designed as a state-of-the-art 21st Century digital planetarium instrument, Digistar 5 projection system is a fully integrated system that replaces the need for traditional planetarium equipment such as slide projectors, special effects projectors, slew able video projectors, etc. It truly makes you feel that you are there, whether on an alien planet, deep in space, in orbit around the earth or somewhere here on the earth. Come experience the awesome beauty of the universe with us.