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Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory

State-of-the-art 55-seat digital theater displaying the sky's planets, constellations, and much more, all in a full-dome experience like no other.
Ho Tung Visualization Lab showing the earth as seen from space

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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


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Run time: 30 minutes

From ancient philosophers to modern-day scientists scouring the sky for exoplanets, humans have always wondered who else might be “out there.” In Space Aliens we’ll embark upon an inter-galactic journey in attempt to answer the ultimate question of the universe: Are we alone?

Show Times:
  • Friday, January 16, 6:15 pm
    Friday, January 23, 6:15 pm
    Friday, January 30, 6:15 pm
    Friday, February 6, 6:15 pm
    Friday, February 13, 6:15 pm
    Friday, February 20, 6:15 pm
    Friday, February 27, 6:15 pm

  • Admission is free and open to all. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Run time: 45 minutes

Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the world with the HMS Beagle. In Victorian times, many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life's most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction? It was time for someone to stand up and come forth with a naturalist explanation of this mystery of mysteries. Witness the thrill of scientific discovery by seeing the world through Darwin's eyes, make observations of the most beautiful natural scenery and let the pieces of the scientific puzzle slowly but surely fall into place. Allow Darwin himself to reveal this simple and most beautiful mechanism that explains the Evolution of all Life on Earth: Natural Selection, the single most wonderful idea anyone has ever had.
Sponsored by: Dean of the Faculty, Department of Geology, Department of Biology, Core: Scientific Perspectives, Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Information Technology Services.

Show Times:
  • Friday, January 16, 7:15pm
    Friday, January 23, 7:15pm
    Friday, January 30, 7:15pm
    Friday, February 6, 7:15pm
    Friday, February 13, 7:15pm
    Friday, February 20, 7:15pm
    Friday, February 27, 7:15pm

  • Admission is free and open to all. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.