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Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory

State-of-the-art 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

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Reunion Weekend Shows 2016

Friday, June 3:
10:15 - "Embedded Stones" by Anthony F. Aveni & Joe Eakin
  3:00 -  Sea Monsters
  4:00 -  Life: A Cosmic Story
  6:00 -  We are Stars
  7:00 -  Making of a Star and Her Entourage
Saturday, June 4:
 11:00 - Astronaut 
  1:00  - Stars over Colgate by Joe Eakin
  2:00  - Back to the Moon For Good
  3:00  - Seven Wonders
  4:00  - Star Stories

Invaders of Mars

May 31 - June 18
Tuesdays & Fridays @ 6:15pm 

Under the care of Emmy award-winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights our ongoing exploration of Mars. We explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth's various spacecraft "invaders" and use the data gathered to explore the red planet as only CGI can. We fly over the great chasms, canyons and volcanoes, descend amid the ice of a Martian polar cap and are buffeted by swirling dust devils. Blinded by the planet-wide storms which engulf this world from time to time, we emerge to discover a whole new world which is the red planet Mars. The invaders have landed. Narrated by Tom Baker of the BBC's Dr. Who.


May 31 - June 18
Tuesdays & Fridays @ 7:15pm 

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the X-Menfilms.