Planetarium Show


Travel through 3D images of the brain in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium.

New technology is changing the way that scientists view the brain. At a microscopic level, researchers can visualize sparks of electrical activity in individual neurons and resolve motifs of neural connectivity that ultimately support consciousness, emotions, and complex thought. At a macroscopic level, researchers use clinical imaging technologies to identify, more precisely than ever before, brain regions that underlie the broad repertoire of higher cognitive processes.

This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

In the NEURODOME project, we are bringing this new knowledge and imagery to the public in dome and virtual reality format. So we’re taking advantage of another way people learn about places and complex objects – by touring through the 3D images themselves.


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