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The lab is a handicap-accessible facility on the Colgate University. It is located on the fourth floor of the Robert H.N. Ho Science Center, at the top of the main stairwell.
A GIFT OF ROBERT H.M. HO '56
The Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory was a special gift to Colgate from Robert H.N. Ho '56 in memory of his grandfather Sir Robert Ho Tung.
Knighted twice by King George V and Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Robert Ho Tung was active as a businessman and philanthropist in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. At the September 15, 2007 dedication ceremony for the visualization lab, Mr. Ho quoted a Chinese proverb: "huh shwei, suh yuan" - "Drink water: consider source."
May those who discover new frontiers in this laboratory consider how they can model Sir Robert Ho Tung and Robert H.N. Ho's inspiring words.
LOCATION AND FACTS
The Ho Tung Visualization Lab is a digital planetarium that immerses audience members in stunning visualizations from sliding down a microscope to the far reaches of the cosmos. Armed with Digistar from Evans & Sutherland, the lab continues to be on the cutting edge of immersive technology.
Dome diameter: 10 meters
Capacity: 59 seats
System: Evans and Sutherland: Digistar 6
Opened: March 2008
Ho Science Center, Room 401
13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346
Technical Director and Designer
Director of Vis Lab Steering Committee