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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

November 1 - 30
Fridays at 6:15pm 

In this fast-paced fulldome show from Mirage3D, we follow the adventures of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. They travel back in time, navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds — the feathered dinosaurs.

Their travels take them through the Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous geologic periods. They soar the ancient skies with Quetzalcoatlus, escape from raptors, and race across the deserts behind Argentinosaurus. They hike through rain forests, scale ice cliffs, sail over primordial oceans, and parachute into a vast sinkhole in their search for the first flying animals. When time runs out, they experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs.



November 1 - 30
Fridays at 7:15pm 

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land - and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swarm, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning, photo-realistic imagery recreates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth's oceans. Interweaving groundbreaking fossil finds from around the globe with cutting-edge computer-generated recreations, National Geographic's powerful storytelling immerses you in the life-or-death drama of an age when monsters ruled the seas! With original music by Peter Gabriel and The Footnote, and narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Sponsored by: Department of Geology and the Department of Information Technology Services