Educational Dome Theatre
The Thomas J. Devlin Educational Dome Theater is a digital planetarium located at Bradley Elementary School. All Fort Leavenworth students are exposed to astronomy as they learn about our solar system, view the night's sky, identify constellations, explore the wonders of deep space and enjoy state of the art full-dome shows. The Educational Dome Theater opened in August 2007. Presentations are aligned to both the College & Career Readiness Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
A fifth-grader steps forward into the spotlight of the darkened room, clears her voice, and starts speaking into the microphone. Using Splashtop on her iPad to run the show, she projects her carefully prepared slides onto the dome ceiling of the planetarium. Classmates, teachers, and visitors from other grades listen intently for the next five minutes as the young speaker explains what she has learned about constellations during her research over the past five weeks.
All USD 207 students will experience the Dome Theater at least six times this school year, and some will visit even more often.