Formerly EXPO '86
Telus World of Science/ Formerly the Expo'86 Centre
Vancouver, BC Canada
Science World at Telus World of Science, is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization.
This geodesic dome ( golf ball shaped ) building was constructed for Expo '86. It was opened in 1985 as the Expo preview center and became the Expo '86 World's Fair Centre.
The height is 155 feet tall with a foundation of reinforced steel in a cement slab.
The dome is supported by 182 piles
There are 391 lights and 766 triangles on the Science World dome.
Constructed using 15,000 pounds of extruded aluminium and aluminium panels on the dome. The panels are 1 mm thick and are covered with a vinyl surface.
Science World has a total building area of 10,220 square metres and a total exhibit area of 4,275 square metres. The building’s volume is 36,790 cubic metres.
The air-conditioning system uses chilled water for cooling and gas-fired boilers for heating.
The OMIMAX Theatre seats 400 people
The screen is 27 metres in diameter. The theatre’s sound system uses high-fidelity, six-channel, two-way sound with sub-bass to create an unparalleled surround sound experience.
I read that the 15,000 watt xenon lamp that lights the movie screen is so bright that if it was placed on the surface of the moon and focused it at a spot on Earth, you would actually see its light.
The dome in this image was lit in red in honor of Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
(Please note** All information has been taken from various online sources and has not been verified to be accurate)
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