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Archived Virtual Starry Skies
Meet your presenters!
Charlotte (Charlie) Filipovich
Hey there! I’m Charlie, a first-year here at Colgate. I have been part of the Vis Lab team since September 2019. Growing up in Vernon Center, NY (a mere twenty-seven minutes from Colgate), I am no stranger to the light-pollutionless skies of rural CNY. I’m involved with a number of organizations on campus; writing occasionally for The Colgate Maroon-News, participating as a member of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), and working on achieving my dream of becoming a Jedi in Club Fencing. My intended majors are Astronomy/ Physics and Computer Science; making the vis lab the perfect place to learn and implement programming skills and educate others on a subject that I am passionate about. I present various perspectives of astronomy; ranging from tales from civilizations past, weird phenomena we see as observers on Earth, and cosmological happenings from our galaxy and beyond. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the expression of wonderment on a kid’s face when they discover a world beyond the ‘pale blue dot’ we call home.
Colgate Hosts Data to Dome Planetarium Conference
Paul Catanese: Century of Progress/Sleep
Visualizing the Galapagos Islands from Hamilton, N.Y.
Robert Hung-Ngai Ho ’56, H’11 appointed Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)
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