Setting up the Austin planetarium Discovery Dome is incredibly easy. After unpacking the dome from the bag, we unroll it and connect it to our powerful (but quiet) fan. In this case we draped the planetarium fabric over some furniture, that way we do not need to move furniture through the door after we have inflated the dome: it will already be in the dome when we’re done. Handy!

Setting up the Austin planetarium Discovery Dome

 

The only “difficult” thing is to find a space large enough, and with ceilings high enough, to accommodate Austin’s largest inflatable planetarium dome. In this case we’re setting up at the center For Space Research at UT, and we have plenty of room. After connecting the fan, we can turn it on, and in under 5 minutes…

We have a planetarium!

 

Welcome to the Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome!

 

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