In our second installment of the Ram Reveal, we are shining a spotlight on the “Be a Star” campaign to support a complete transformation of the original New Canaan High School planetarium. The 1971 technology and room design are ready to be launched into the 21st century! This past spring a group of New Canaan parent volunteers formed the “Renovate the Dome Committee” as part of a public-private partnership to revitalize this incredible NCPS asset.
This new learning theater will offer our high school students unparalleled educational opportunities and experiential learning across the sciences, arts, social studies and more. The Dome’s state-of-the-art technology design includes the new Digistar 7 full dome platform, dual 4K image projectors, a new 30-foot NanoSeam dome, reclining seats for optimal viewing, LED cove lighting, advanced surround sound, and gaming style controls for ease of exploration.
Imagine students engaged in awe-inspiring, interactive learning experiences through collective virtual reality, remote viewing of celestial events from around the world, live music and theater performances, and so much more. NCPS Director of Innovation, Melina Meyer shared “The collective, immersive experience empowers students to become creative problem solvers and content creators.”
In order to install it in 2023, we need your help! Leave a lasting legacy in NCHS on a new “Star Wall” design and/or inside The Dome by gifting a star to honor or recognize your student(s) this holiday season. To learn more about the exciting changes to come and ways to name a star for your child or family, please click HERE. This opportunity is available through December 31.
For more information or for an opportunity to see the old planetarium and hear more about renovation plans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us @renovatethedome!