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A 43' tall tower suspending a 10' high, 52' diameter dome of 21,600 LEDs, each individually controllable by an iPad app. Animated images of shooting stars, Hubble photos, aurora borealis, and various visions of heaven are displayed while classical music seals a soothing environment below.

Night Videos:
Twilight Videos:
Day Videos:

In Rolling Stone:
In Huffington Post:

An aerial shot showing Firmament in relation to the man and the temple:

At The Exploratorium:
In Hawai'i 2016:
At Steampunk Masquerade 2016:
Half the tower, with Nova in place of the flexible panels at Maker Faire 2016:

Firmament is coming back to Burning Man in 2017, and will also be at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas in September. It need some refurbishment though. If you love Firmament, please consider supporting its return:
Burning Man 2015 Night
:: Burning Man 2015 Night ::
Burning Man 2015 Twilight
:: Burning Man 2015 Twilight ::
Burning Man 2015 Day
:: Burning Man 2015 Day ::
Firmament at Discovery Green
:: Firmament at Discovery Green ::
:: Construction ::
:: Design ::
Old Design
:: Old Design ::
:: Rebirth ::