James E. Richmond Science Center

James E. Richmond Science Center

James E. Richmond Science Center

The James E. Richmond Science Center is a focal point of St. Charles High School. The science center includes a state-of-the-art 60-foot diameter, 184-seat Digital Dome Classroom, a 6-foot diameter NOAA Science On a Sphere®, and an experiential learning center, or Discovery Lab. The Digital Dome Classroom raises the level of science and math curricula, as well as provides learning opportunities in other subjects and fine arts. The Science On a Sphere® allows students to study the impacts of specific environmental scenarios, such as storms, climate change and ocean currents, on Earth and the atmosphere. Field trips also include related hands-on activities in the experiential learning center. Along with field trips for school groups, the Science Center hosts community and family events on weekends and evenings.

Institution: Charles County Public Schools
Opened in: 2014
System type: fixed
Category: Museum / Science Center
Dome size: 18 (m) | 60 (ft)
Number of seats: 184
CEO / Director: Monique Wilson
Official website: http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/

Theatre Details

Theater name: James E. Richmond Science Center
Institution name: Charles County Public Schools
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: School Students
Opened in: 2014
Yearly average attendance: 25000

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 18 (m) | 60 (ft)
Dome Shape: Spherical
Dome Alignment: tilted
Dome Tilt: 22°

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2014
Projectors Configuration: Multi Channel
N° of Projectors: 2
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology: DLP
Closest Dome Resolution: 4K
Stereo 3D: Active Stereo

Audio System

Audio System: 5.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers: 6


Orientation: Panoramic / Concentric
N° of Seats: 184
Headrest No
Interactive device Yes

Programming & Features

Programming & Features: Audience interactive, Educational, Fulldome features, Shorts, Traditional
Additional features:

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Contact Details

Address: 5305 Piney Church Road
ZIP / Postal code: 20602
City: Waldorf
Country: USA
Continent: North America
Latitude: 38°34'2.6039999999998"
Longitude: -76°54'29.4696"
Website: http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/
Phone: +1 (301) 934-7464

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