System Pricing

Complete Newtonian system (including dome)

Thanks to NASA REASoN support in the development process, and major contributions from Rice University and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we can bring you the best systems at the most affordable prices. We embrace the NASA goal of "widest possible dissemination", and to do that, we minimize our markup but not our quality. Developed by educators for educators, our systems combine flexibility with ease of use, maximizing the use of high-end but off-the-shelf equipment, resulting in the highest possible resolution at the best prices. Our computers are not locked away in a heavy clumsy box - you can upgrade your hardware or add your own movies at any time, and even make a favorite play list of clips! We are a woman-owned small business.. great if you need to add more minority business to your grant.

NOTE: On-site training is included with these special packages! One day is all it takes to set you up and train you on our extremely easy, flexible systems! Travel for our trainer in the continental U.S. is included (more remote locations will pay an extra travel fee and extra shipping fees). Our "turn-key" system price includes everything you need: sound system, table, tablecloth, rope lights, even plug strips and flashlights - everything except chairs!


DD-1920N Newtonian 2 System

Price (USD)

INFLATABLE DOME

  • Standard Go-Dome™ - 5 meter (diameter) with air-lock door for continuous entry and exit; requires a 20’ x 20’ indoor set up area with a 10’ ceiling; floor seating for 35 second-grade students; one year limited warranty; price includes a storage bag and a 3-speed 110V blower.

$9,895

PROJECTION, AUDIO & SOFTWARE

  • Newtonian-2 projection system - two mirror configuration for reduced footprint; first surface spherical mounted in a protective fiberglass case, plus a StormCase for safe storage and easy transporting.
  • Dell Precision M4800 laptop Windows 7 operating system with 8.0 GB RAM, 2.8GHz Intel Quad Core, NVIDIA GeForce video card with 2 GB VRam, 750 GB hard drive, 3 year Gold Service warranty (USA only)
  • 3LCD projector with high-definition (1920x1080 pixel) resolution, 2300 lumens of true color brightness (+ 2300 lumens white), 3D capable, two year warranty.
  • Bose Portable 2.1 sound system - two satellite speakers, one subwoofer, and remote controller.
  • MediaShow Pro - content management application with one-button controls; easy to operate interface with minimal training required; one seat license with unlimited free upgrades.
  • FishTank - realtime warping application, converts fulldome fisheye movies to play on a spherical mirror projection system “on-the-fly”. Allows easy adjusting of the warping mesh to optimize for the facility.
  • Stellarium - open source application depicting the stars, planets, moons, and more; loaded on the laptop and configured to use with a spherical mirror projection system.
  • World Wide Telescope – a feature rich astronomy application to tour the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe; joystick controller to use with WWT and fulldome games is included.
  • Complete on-site training session including software usage, equipment set up, software programming, and operation. (USA only)
  • Accessory Kit - collapsible 4-wheel cart, flashlights, tablecloth, extension cord, plug strip, red rope light, headlamp - everything you need except chairs!
  • Two years unlimited telephone/email support with discount on additional hardware and shows.

$14,605

SHOW PACKAGE

$3,000

DISCOUNT ON PACKAGE PRICE

($1,000)

TOTAL

$26,500




DD-1920F Omnifocus System

Price (USD)

INFLATABLE DOME

  • Standard Go-Dome™ - 5 meter (diameter) with air-lock door for continuous entry and exit; requires a 20’ x 20’ indoor set up area with a 10’ ceiling; floor seating for 35 second-grade students; one year limited warranty; price includes a storage bag and a 3-speed 110V blower.

$9,895

PROJECTION, AUDIO & SOFTWARE

  • Elumenati zoom 30200 1920x1200 fisheye projector 5000 lumens Canon Realis WUX5000 1000:1 contrast LCOS (no flickering). Zooms from fulldome 1200x1200 to truncated dome 1920x1200. Includes stand. Magnetic connection allows easy transfer of lens to replacement projector if needed (minimizes down time).
  • Dell Precision M4800 laptop Windows 7 operating system with 8.0 GB RAM, 2.8GHz Intel Quad Core, NVIDIA GeForce video card with 2 GB VRam, 750 GB hard drive, 3 year Gold Service warranty (USA only)
  • Bose Portable 2.1 sound system - two satellite speakers, one subwoofer, and remote controller.
  • MediaShow Pro - content management application with one-button controls; easy to operate interface with minimal training required; one seat license with unlimited free upgrades.
  • Stellarium - open source application depicting the stars, planets, moons, and more; loaded on the laptop and configured to use with a spherical mirror projection system.
  • World Wide Telescope – a feature rich astronomy application to tour the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe; joystick controller to use with WWT and fulldome games is included.
  • Complete on-site training session including software usage, equipment set up, software programming, and operation. (USA only)
  • Accessory Kit - collapsible 4-wheel cart, flashlights, tablecloth, extension cord, plug strip, red rope light, headlamp - everything you need except chairs!
  • Two years unlimited telephone/email support with discount on additional hardware and shows.

$29,205

SHOW PACKAGE

$3,000

DISCOUNT ON PACKAGE PRICE

($1,225)

TOTAL

$40,875



WARRANTY INFO: On-site laptop service is included - 3 years Gold onsite Dell service included for our Dell Windows systems. Two years warranty on the projector; two years phone or email support included; unlimited free software downloads and 10% hardware and show discounts, plus free quarterly Stellarium scripts. (One year warranty on Go-Dome and Newtonian - mishandling, cleaning and abuse not covered; keep dome from freezing and wet). Dell systems and onsite warranty for US customers only.


SERVICE CONTRACT: Our packages include a two year service contract - get unlimited phone, email and video skype support, with 10-15% discounts on additional hardware and shows, plus a free special show each year!


OPTIONAL ITEMS

Price (USD)

Different dome sizes available (larger domes may require brighter projectors)

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Brighter LCD projector (use with 6m dome)

add $850

Brighter DLP projector (use with 6m dome)

add $300

Mediawarp3D software to play 2D and 3D content and warp on-the-fly (Windows only)
 - Extra 3D content

add $995
add $500

Blu-ray player

$250

Additional Storm Cases to use for dome and equipment storage and shipment

prices vary

Dome chairs: low folding beach chairs (very comfortable) with Discovery Dome logo on headrest

$33/each



Mirror-based systems come with laptops loaded, because of the complexity of the installation and the size of the movie files - only the very highest performance laptops will work! But, if you upgrade your laptop later, you may transfer all your software and shows, and keep a spare!

Prices subject to change without notice and may be different outside the continental US.

Other packages are available with higher-performance projectors for small fixed domes (up to 50 feet diameter). For bigger domes, we suggest multiple projector options from other suppliers.