A representative sampling of OmniGlobe installations, roughly in chronological order. Although our proprietary technologies were largely established by 2006, the product has continued to evolve to take advantage of improving projector technology. Our current 2nd generation dual projection systems using Canon LCOS projectors were first introduced in late 2012. OmniGlobes are presently installed in over 30 countries.
* Includes client comments
First Installed OmniGlobe 2002
“Our globe, now 14 years old, continues to be a highlight of the gallery. Visitors are drawn to it, and stay, to explore its many programs. It’s such an important part of the interpretation that we plan to incorporate it in upcoming gallery modifications. The ARC Science staff is responsive when technical issues arise and have provided new programming, making the globe experience even richer.”—Peggy Fisherkeller, Curator of Geology, Indiana State Museum
First Enhanced Contrast OmniGlobe 2004
First Dual Projector OmniGlobe 2006
Korea Space Museum
Technorama Science Center
This was our first suspended globe in 2008, based on our first generation dual projection technology.
University of Zürich, Switzerland
Colorado State University Atmospheric Sciences
Denver Botanic Gardens
Old Dominion University
“The OmniGlobe is our Planetarium’s satellite, like Earth’s Moon. I pass by it on my way to and from work and often witness an undergraduate exploring the planets whilst waiting for class or a 14 year-old campus visitor confidently demonstrating her knowledge of ocean currents to her 11 year old brother. It’s impossible to measure the impact on STEM recruitment but I’ve no doubt it is significant.”—Dr. Declan G. De Paor, Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Pretlow Planetarium, Old Dominion University.
Twents Techniek Museum
IBM Almaden Research Center
Front Range Community College
“We have really enjoyed our OmniGlobe at FRCC. It is a wonderful show piece for students and visitors in our science building. Many faculty in many different disciplines, including biology, geology, astronomy, and meteorology use the OmniGlobe in their instruction to provide visual aids for different course concepts. The service that we received from ARC was excellent.”—Chris C. Romero, Ph.D., Lead Faculty, General Biology, Larimer Campus, Colorado
The Mind Museum
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Oregon State University
Max Planck Science Tunnel
Originating for the World Exposition EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany, this major traveling science exhibit tours all over the world.
Buffalo Museum of Science
University of Montana
University of British Columbia
Science Museum of Western Virginia
“OmniGlobe continues to be among the favorite experiences of our guests.”—Jim Rollings, Exec. Director, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
Earth Day Texas
Shore Country Day School
“The OmniGlobe is a wonderful learning tool for even our youngest students at Shore. Recently, we had a local meteorologist come to visit Kindergarten and he used the OmniGlobe to show the children how the clouds move and change throughout the day. We also use the Globe when the students learn about how water is essential to life. It is always eye opening for the children to see just how much of world is covered by water, but not water we can drink.”—C. Ruble, Kindergarten Teacher, Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA