System Pricing

Complete Newtonian system (including dome)

Thanks to NASA REASoN support in the development process, and major contributions from Rice University and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we can bring you the best systems at the most affordable prices. We embrace the NASA goal of "widest possible dissemination", and to do that, we minimize our markup but not our quality. Developed by educators for educators, our systems combine flexibility with ease of use, maximizing the use of high-end but off-the-shelf equipment, resulting in the highest possible resolution at the best prices. Our computers are not locked away in a heavy clumsy box - you can upgrade your hardware or add your own movies at any time, and even make a favorite play list of clips! We are a woman-owned small business.. great if you need to add more minority business to your grant.

NOTE: On-site training is included with these special packages! One day is all it takes to set you up and train you on our extremely easy, flexible systems! Travel for our trainer in the continental U.S. is included (more remote locations will pay an extra travel fee and extra shipping fees). Our "turn-key" system price includes everything you need: sound system, table, tablecloth, rope lights, even plug strips and flashlights - everything except chairs!


DD-1920M Newtonian 3 -- OR -- Rover 360 System

Price (USD)

INFLATABLE DOME

  • Standard Go-Dome™ - 5 meter (diameter) with air-lock entry and 120V 3/4 HP blower. Optional upgrades to larger sizes, with rings, semipermanent, or with handicapped doorway, etc. available.

$9,895

PROJECTION, AUDIO & SOFTWARE

  • Rover 360 mirror projection system in special case for shipment, use and storage.
    -- OR --
    Newtonian-3 projection system - two mirror configuration for reduced footprint; first surface spherical mounted in a protective fiberglass case, plus a StormCase for safe storage and easy transporting.
  • Dell Precision or ASUS Windows 10/64 computer with 8.0 GB RAM, 2.9Hz Intel Quad Core, NVIDIA GeForce video card with 4 GB VRam, 500GB SSD hard drive, 3 yr Gold service (US only - other similar computers for outside the US; Mac also available; 1T SS HD available)
  • Epson 3700 1920x1080 projector with 3D, 70,000:1 contrast, 3000 color+3000 lu white; 3D Other projectors available at brightnesses up to 12,000 lu; 4K enhancement projectors avail.
  • Bose Companion 20 sound system with two external speakers.(or similar)
  • Mediashow Pro; full-feature media programming with one-button controls; easy to operate interface with minimal training required; one projector license with free unlimited downloadable upgrades (may be installed on other computers for backup and training).
  • Realtime warping software: "Fishtank": warps fisheye and now VR 360 movies in playback.
  • Stellarium - open source planetarium software depicting the stars, planets, moons and more; loaded and optimized on computer. Full users manual with curriculum.
  • World Wide Telescope - software to tour the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe! PLUS game-style joystick controller for WWT and fulldome games (For Windows only)
  • Accessories: 4-wheel dolly, table and accessory kit included (flashlights, tablecloth, etc.)
  • Jumbo Pelican Case for Dome or equipment
  • UNLIMITED telephone/email support with 2 year 10-15% discount on shows and equipment

$13,124

SHOW PACKAGE

$2,500

ONSITE TRAINING: Full day training on setup, usage, programming (U.S.)

$1,500

SPECIAL PACKAGE DISCOUNT (only if purchasing shows and training)

($1,000)

Shipping

$450

TOTAL

$26,469




DD-1200F Elulmenati fisheye system

Price (USD)

INFLATABLE DOME

  • Standard Go-Dome™ - 5 meter (diameter) with air-lock entry and 120V 3/4 HP blower. Optional upgrades to larger sizes, with rings, semipermanent, or with handicapped doorway, etc. available. .

$9,895

PROJECTION, AUDIO & SOFTWARE

  • Elumenati fisheye 30200 ZOOM fulldome 1200x1200 or truncated fisheye 1920x1200, 6000 lumens (optional upgrade to higher resolution or higher brightness available). Includes portable stand.
  • Dell Precision or ASUS Windows 10/64 computer with 8.0 GB RAM, 2.9Hz Intel Quad Core, NVIDIA GeForce video card with 4 GB VRam, 500GB SSD hard drive, 3 yr Gold service (US only - other similar computers for outside the US; Mac also available; 1T SS HD available)
  • Epson 3700 1920x1080 projector with 3D, 70,000:1 contrast, 3000 color+3000 lu white; 3D Other projectors available at brightnesses up to 12,000 lu; 4K enhancement projectors avail.
  • Bose Companion 20 sound system with two external speakers.(or similar)
  • Mediashow Pro; full-feature media programming with one-button controls; easy to operate interface with minimal training required; one projector license with free unlimited downloadable upgrades (may be installed on other computers for backup and training).
  • Realtime warping software: "Fishtank": warps fisheye and now VR 360 movies in playback.
  • Stellarium - open source planetarium software depicting the stars, planets, moons and more; loaded and optimized on computer. Full users manual with curriculum.
  • World Wide Telescope - software to tour the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe! PLUS game-style joystick controller for WWT and fulldome games (For Windows only)
  • Accessories: 4-wheel dolly, table and accessory kit included (flashlights, tablecloth, etc.)
  • Jumbo Pelican Case for Dome or equipment
  • UNLIMITED telephone/email support with 2 year 10-15% discount on shows and equipment

$13,124

SHOW PACKAGE

$2,500

ONSITE TRAINING: Full day training on setup, usage, programming (U.S.)

$1,500

SPECIAL PACKAGE DISCOUNT (only if purchasing shows and training)

($1,500)

Shipping

$450

TOTAL

$40,650



NOTES:

  • System components and configuration subject to change based on availability and technology improvements.
  • Components and or shows of equal value or better quality may be substituted without prior notification.
  • Music videos (e.g. Dark Side of the Moon) do NOT include music performance licenses - contact ASCAP for pricing

WARRANTY:

  • The dome is warranted for one year against manufacturing defects; cleaning or abuse is not covered. Extra cloth is provided to patch pinholes which can occur during normal use and storage and are not a defect. Keep dome from freezing; do not put away damp; not rainproof. Use and store below 100 deg F. Do not use in breeze above 5 MPH.
  • Two year telephone/email/skype support is included in the above price; additional support is available at additional cost.
  • All equipment manufacturers' warranties are transferable. (3 year Gold warranty on Dell computers)

SERVICE CONTRACT: Our packages include a two year service contract - get unlimited phone, email and video skype support, with 10-15% discounts on additional hardware and shows, plus a free special show each year!


OPTIONAL ITEMS

Price (USD)

Different dome sizes available (larger domes may require brighter projectors)

contact sales

Brighter LCD projector (use with 6m dome)

add $850

Brighter DLP projector (use with 6m dome)

add $300

Mediawarp3D software to play 2D and 3D content and warp on-the-fly (Windows only)
 - Extra 3D content

add $995
add $500

Blu-ray player

$250

Additional Storm Cases to use for dome and equipment storage and shipment

prices vary

Dome chairs: low folding beach chairs (very comfortable) with Discovery Dome logo on headrest

$33/each



Mirror-based systems come with laptops loaded, because of the complexity of the installation and the size of the movie files - only the very highest performance laptops will work! But, if you upgrade your laptop later, you may transfer all your software and shows, and keep a spare!

Prices subject to change without notice and may be different outside the continental US.

Other packages are available with higher-performance projectors for small fixed domes (up to 50 feet diameter). For bigger domes, we suggest multiple projector options from other suppliers.