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Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory

The state-of-the-art 55-seat digital theater has the ability to display the sky showing planets, constellations, and other astronomical objects as well as immerse the audience in a full-dome experience like no other.
Ho Tung Visualization Lab showing the earth as seen from space

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Field Trips and Science Outreach

Teachers and educators can see our Science Outreach page for information on free field trips to the Ho Science Center.

Contact Information

The visualization lab is on the fourth floor of the Ho Science Center (at the top of the main staircase) in Room 401, which is handicapped accessible.

Ho Tung Visualization Lab
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-228-6125

If you would like to book a private show, please call Joe Eakin at 315-228-6125 or
e-mail vislab@colgate.edu

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Kiko Galvez 
Program Coordinator
Phone: 315-228-7205
Fax: 315-228-6020

Joe Eakin 

Senior Visualization Lab Designer and Technician
Phone: 315-228-6125
Fax: 315-228-6020

David Terrazas

Part-Time Producer
Phone: 315-228-6586

Now playing at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab!

Poster: The Making of a Star and Her Entourage

Run time
: 40 minutes

Show Times:
Tuesday, October 21 6:15pm
Friday, October 24 6:15pm 
Tuesday, October 28 6:15pm
Friday, October 31 6:15pm 
Tuesday, November 4  6:15pm
Friday, November 7 6:15pm 
Tuesday, November 11 6:15pm
Friday, November 14 6:15pm 
Tuesday, November 18 6:15pm
Friday, November 21 6:15pm 

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

The Making of a Star and Her Entourage is an original production produced by students and staff and funded by a Chandra X-ray Telescope grant by Colgate professor Jeff Bary. Discover how human thought and understanding has change dramatically over the centuries and come explore how stars form and how x-rays from the forming star may impede the formation of planetary systems. This show was produced completely by Colgate students working at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab. 


Run time
: 24 minutes

Show Times:
Tuesday, October 21 7:15pm
Friday, October 24 7:15pm 
Tuesday, October 28 7:15pm
Friday, October 31 7:15pm 
Tuesday, November 4  7:15pm
Friday, November 7 7:15pm 
Tuesday, November 11 7:15pm
Friday, November 14 7:15pm 
Tuesday, November 18 7:15pm
Friday, November 21 7:15pm 

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

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our climate. You'll ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales and fly into fiery volcanoes!

This fulldome planetarium show is the result of a two-year collaboration between Spitz Creative Media, the advanced visualization lab at the National Center of Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, and Thomas Lucas Productions Inc. Produced in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson.

Sponsored by: Department of Geology, NASA NY Space Grant and the Ho Tung Visualization Lab

Recognizing Robert H.N. Ho '56

Robert H.N. Ho '56 (left) at the center dedication, accepting an image of the Ho building.
In recognition of a special gift by Robert H.N. Ho '56 in memory of his grandfather Sir Robert Ho Tung. Knighted twice by King George V and Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Robert Ho Tung was active as a businessman and philanthropist in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

At the September 15, 2007 dedication ceremony, Mr. Ho quoted a Chinese proverb: "huh shwei, suh yuan"-"Drink water: consider source."

May those who discover new frontiers in this laboratory consider how they can model Sir Robert Ho Tung and Robert H.N. Ho's inspiring words.