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Links to additional information
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Or visit:
  • The GeoDome WWW site is where you can learn more about the technology used by the members of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium Network. This site is from Elumenati, the company that designs and builds portable systems like the ExploraDome (aka GeoDome) and offers a variety of solutions for immersive environments.

  • Showing Darkness in a Whole New Light - An article from the Nov-Dec 2009 issue of the MN School Board Association Journal. It features the work of Mayo, Mankato, and Como planetariums.

  • Data Scaling and Learning - A summary document prepared for the 2011 STEM Summit at the University of Minnesota.

  • An Informational guide to Uniview. This document describes the technology and includes narrative summaries from a variety of users.

  • In November 2010 the Minnesota Planetarium Society and the MnPS Regional Network partners won a Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Technology Association. The Minnesota Tekne Awards honor companies, innovations, and individuals that positively impact Minnesota's technology-based economy. The ExploraDome and regional network won for: Technology Excellence in Higher Education or Non-Profit Organization.