University fulldome operations
- Hi everyone,
I work at the University of Arizona as Planetarium/Technical Director
and we are making plans to upgrade to a fulldome digital projection
system. I am putting together a proposal for the upgrade to submit to
our development team for potential donors and/or other methods of funding.
One area I need help with is estimating an operating budget. I have
costs for the systems from different vendors but I need to know what
kinds of operating budgets are out there for university/college domes
within the United States. This would include staffing, maintenance and
repairs, revenue, marketing, show leases, travel, planned upgrades, etc.
If any of you work at universities or colleges and would be willing to
share your numbers with me I would appreciate it greatly. You are
welcome to contact me off-line at my address listed below.
*Michael V. Magee*
Flandrau Science Center
University of Arizona
1601 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
email: mvmagee@... <mailto:mvmagee@...>