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Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory

State-of-the-art 53-seat digital theater displaying the sky's planets, constellations, and much more, all in a full-dome experience like no other.

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About the Lab

A gift from Robert H.N. Ho ’56, learn more about the visualization lab, its history, and how to find us! READ MORE
Contact Information
Phone: 315-228-6125
E-mail: vislab@colgate.edu

Academics in the Lab

Students and faculty are using the lab to do incredible work. From exploring the galaxy to exploring ancient buildings, the lab lends itself to a variety of academic projects. ACADEMIC WORK

Science Field Trips

We collaborate with Colgate's greenhouse and geology museum to offer area teachers and their students incredible learning opportunities. SCIENCE OUTREACH

Now Playing

August 7 - September 25
Fridays at 6:15pm 

Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes
explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed.


The program moves beyond Earth to reveal the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune's frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter's moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

 Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.



August 7 - September 25
Fridays at 7:15pm 

Rock 'n" Roll Cosmic Light Show, a mix of classic rock selections from the late 60’s through the early 90’s, debuts on Friday, August 7 at 7:15 p.m. Offering more than a soundtrack, this show features interludes and vignettes of the sights and sounds that symbolized the evolution of rock history.