immersive projection environments
The Koch Immersive Theater at the Evansville Museum or Arts, History and Science open its doors on February 7, 2014. The Evansville (IN) museum was the site of the first planetarium in the state.The Koch Planetarium, which had a role in the southern Indiana community since 1952 was retired in January and replaced with new construction featuring a 12.2 meter Astro-Tec dome and a two cove mounted JVC projectors running under Digistar 5. The Theater's new technology includes distance learning and interactive polling systems, dual RGB and white light cove lighting and a supplementary instructional video projector. Theater technology was provided by Bowen Technovation of Indianapolis, Indiana. Museum staff enjoy the use of a video production suite, new office and a recording booth.
The Koch Immersive Theater presents daily matinees and Friday evening shows which include the full dome programs, Fragile Planet, Forces of Nature, One World One Sky and Perfect Little Planet.
A local star talk entitled Skies Over Evansville is in the line-up on weekends.