ePlanetarium: Home of Discovery Dome MTPE Inc.

P.O. Box 271344
Houston, TX 77277-1344
United States

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Biology / Life Sciences //


Classroom Technology / Media //

Computer Software
Interactive Multimedia

Earth Sciences //


Educational Advancement //

Teacher Resources


Discover the Difference!

This isn't your old crawl-in star dome! Four theaters in one! Starfields, Immerse fulldome shows, Active 3D shows, and normal flat content using the same equipment!

Fulldome Video with Sound museum-quality fulldome shows are available on all science topics; project a dynamic night sky with stars, planets, constellations, and more.

Upgradeable Components: high-end off-the-shelf components can be upgraded as new projector or computer technology is released - never be stuck with old technology again!

High Definition Resolution true 1920x1080 uses more pixels to give sharp, vivid, images which fill virtually the entire dome!

Double the Pixels! almost twice as many pixels projected as Digital Starlab or Digitarium Gamma from Digitalis! Over 30% more pixels than a 1200x1200 fisheye like Digitarium epsilon.

Walk-in Dome stand up entry, no crawling required; continuous entry and exit without disrupting a show; handicapped accessilble! Special flap to allow projection even on the doorway.

Custom Projection Surface minimizes wrinkles, crosstalk, and sound echoes. Self-closing vents allow ventilation without bouncing; resists deflation when large groups exit.

Highly Mobile fast set up (less than 20 minutes), easy to operate, lightweight, easy for one person to carry in a compact car or check as airline luggage.

Ease of Use MediaSHOW is designed for ease of use in having full control of images, movies, sequences, and clips. Training takes just a few minutes and is included in the price.

Planetarium Shows: Over 35 shows available from nearly every planetarium producer! Also 18 shows available on DVD to show for your class. Watch them free on our YouTube channel.

Starfield Software: Stellarium, included free, is a collaborative software application that uses the talents of the entire community to provide the best software! For permanent installations, we offer the high quality "Sky-X" display and authoring "Theater Suite" from Software Bisque - good for Macs or Windows! NEW WorldWide Telescope for exploring the solar system, galaxy and the known universe! And now MediaWarp 3D software.

Educational Software: Our partner Space Update sells earth and space educational software, for teachers or for museums.

Product Showcase

Discovery Dome from e-Planetarium

Discovery Dome from e-Planetarium

The first portable digital immersive theater is still the best! This isn't your crawl-in dome! Our partners at the Houston Museum of Natural Science invented the portable digital theater, and with our innovations including the amazing Newtonian-1 mirror system, we deliver more pixels at a better price than any other portable on the market - we use all 1920 pixels across on a HD projector, not just a 1080 diameter circle. Our Go-Dome from Avela is fully fire retardant and handicapped accessible. Thanks to development support from NASA, our prices are an incredible value. Come see why our network of Discovery Dome sites is now up to 110+ systems in 27 countries and 26 states. We exhibit at the National NSTA meetings and at other planetarium and educator conferences. Rentals available from our partner network. Our mirror system changes to being a normal projector in 10 seconds...for when you want to show a normal movie in our special theater! read more