The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is built with three domes. The Main center dome (also the largest) houses the Vedic Cosmic Chandelier as well as the largest Vedic altar in the world. The West Wing dome houses the temple of Lord Nrsimhadeva, the half-lion, half-man avatar of Vishnu, and the East Wing dome is the dedicated Planetarium Wing.
Within the Planetarium Wing's four floors will be various cosmology exhibits, video monitors, maps and charts and other displays to explain in more detail the Cosmic Chandelier and Vedic Cosmology in general. However, the highlight of the planetarium will be the state-of-the-art theater where viewers can have a simultaneously entertaining and educational experience of this complicated subject.
Traditional 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.
The Planetarium Theater capacity will be 200 people, and the ceiling 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.