shushumara_lgTraditional planetariums use an opto-mechanical system to project starfields on a domed surface. In recent years, digital projectors have been developed that can project any image from a computer onto a domed planetarium screen.

The Planetarium Theater will utilize these newer digital projectors, which can project not only fields of stars and planets, but any conceivable image, onto a large domed screen. This is perfect for projecting shows about Vedic cosmology and the Vedic descriptions of the universe.

Planetarium Theater capacity will be 200 people, and will have a 20m hemispherical dome. Because the dome is inclined at an angle, the seats are arranged up a slope, as in university lecture halls, rather than the traditional planetarium model of having a flat viewing area with seats that recline right back for viewing directly overhead. This means that the Planetarium Theater will double as a general purpose theater and lecture hall for conventions, meetings and presentations.