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Table of Contents
New shows to the catalog are in bold.
General Audiences/Schools Climate Change
1 To Space & Back
11 Cosmic Collisions
2 Ancient Skies Awesome Light
3 Voyages of the
Across the Universe
6 All We Are Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
7 Attack of the Space Pirates Beyond the Arctic Circle Big Birth of the Solar System Black Holes
Cowboy Astronomer, The
Flying Monsters 3D
From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet
Earth, Moon & Sun
Heart of the Sun
Cell! Cell! Cell!
Life of Trees, The
Chronicle of a Journey to Earth, A
Our Cells Our Selves
Our Living Climate
36 Titans of the Ice Age Undiscovered Worlds Universe Exposed, The
Problem with Pluto, The
37 Voyager Encounters, The We Are Aliens
Realm of Light
24 Life: A Cosmic Story Light Years from Andromeda
30 Planets, The
Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef
Tales of the Maya Skies
Journey to the Stars
Last Reef, The
Oceans in Space
Perfect Little Planet
Stars: The Powerhouses
34 of the Universe Stella Nova
29 Passport to the Universe
22 Hubble Vision 2
Starry Tale, A
28 Origins of Life
Gravity Factor, The
Energy for Life
Solar System Odyssey
Hayabusa: Back to the Earth
33 Solar Storms
Dinosaurs at Dusk
15 Earth Wins, The
Forces of Nature Fragile Planet
Dream to Fly
Secret of the Dragon, The
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Dawn of the Space Age Dr. Allevable’s Unbelievable 14 Laboratory 21
32 Searcher, The
Magellan: Report from Venus Mars
Field Trip to the Moon, A Flight of the Butterflies
Search for Life. The
Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure
Egypt: Secrets of 16 the Mummies
Bugs: A Rainforest Adventure Celestial Railroad, The
Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown
25 A Winter’s Tale
Earth and Me, The
Big Picture, The
Extrasolar Planets Extreme Auroras
13 Dark Universe
12 Cosmic Journey 3D
We Are Astronomers
Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
38 We Choose Space Wildest Weather In the Solar System
Young Children Blind Man with Starry Eyes, The
Larry Cat in Space Little Star That 40 Could, The
Girl Who Walked Upside Down,The
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes
What Is Out There?
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
One World, One Sky Perseus and 42 Andromeda
Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast
Tycho to the Moon
Alien Action Bella Gaia
Fulldome Clips Chaos and Order
45 Coral: Rekindling Venus 46 Sonic Vision DomeFest
Space Park 360 Voices in the Dark
Shorts 47 Birthday Cake
44 Weather, The
4 Sky-Skan’s Fulldome Clips 48 Think-Tank Walk-in Clips
Seasonal 48 Crossing Worlds
48 Jeepers Creepers
Christmas Story, The Scary Cave Season of Light
Seasonal Stargazing Star of Bethlehem, The
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Space Exploration Shaping Your Life To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Whatâ€™s happening above is coming back down to Earth! Discover how weâ€™ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.
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Produced by Sky-Skan in association with the Franklin Institute Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational material available Available in 3D, 8K, 60 fps
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Three Episodes in the Series! Episode 1
Big Mirrors on the Mountain
Seeing the Invisible
Chasing Celestial Mysteries
Open the doors of the world’s most famous observatories to your audiences. Produced over three years with exceptional access to the telescopes and in close cooperation with the principal investigators. Discover the latest stories from the cosmos in this unique planetarium series! For general audiences. Features PI’s data and astronomical simulations rendered in DigitalSky with stunning time-lapse footage from Maunakea. Produced by Sky-Skan for ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i. Each episode approximately 22 minutes. Available in 3D.
A realtime, INTERACTIVE tour of the Universe!
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Fulldome Clips Asteroid
Deep Impact Comet
Gemini North Exterior
Gemini North Interior
Inward Outward Forces
Maunakea Valley Lasers
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
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Sky-Skanâ€™s FULLDOME CLIPS Add fulldome scientifically accurate CG animations or stunning timelapse photography into your shows. All clips available in 4K resolution. A selection of clips available in 3D. Produced by Sky-Skan. Most clips are one minute. Clips are sold separately.
Space Time Distortion
Super Nova to Pulsar
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
General/Schools Let us take you to one of the most thrilling journeys mankind ever made. A journey like this is possible only about every 176 years. Be close to witness the complete mission of both of the Voyager Twins and Across the Universe explore regions mankind never saw before! Answers to questions such as: · How does a probe work? · How does the probe · Why are probes built as find its way in space? they are? · How was it possible · How you can control to build a probe like a probe? this 30 years ago? Produced by PROKYON Movie Produktions GmbH and Sign STUDIOS. Approximate running time: 30 minutes. Suitable for family audiences.
ALL WE ARE All We Are takes the visitor on a journey to the outermost limit of the universe and down to the very smallest component parts known to humanity. It is a journey in scale, as well as in time and space, investigating what is well-known but also showing scientific discoveries that are normally invisible to the human eye. Produced by Norrköping Visualization Center C Directed by Carter Emmart from the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History
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Approximate running time: 21 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.
Narrated by Ewan McGregor Produced by NSC Creative Estimated running time: 23 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups Available in 3D
The sky, and everything that happens in it, has always piqued our curiosity. Eclipses, the regular cycle of the seasons, and the motion of the stars have fascinated us since our earliest ancestors looked up to the sky. Come along for an exploration of nebulae, pulsars, and black holes! Produced by Albedo Fulldome Approximate running time: 34 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
Attack of the Space Pirates
Hidden somewhere in the vast reaches of space is an alien technology so powerful that it threatens the very galaxy itself. Rogue pirates will stop at nothing to unleash its awesome power. One valiant ship stands between the pirates and their total domination of space. Itâ€™s a race against time as the Starship Intrepid seeks to be the first to find the alien technology while defending itself against the Attack of the Space Pirates! Produced by Clark Planetarium Suitable for general audiences, ages 10+ 35 and 24 minute versions
Beyond the Arctic Circle is a live-action fulldome show specially created for the fulldome medium that will give viewers a chance to experience the nature and wildlife of the Arctic regions with an unprecedented sense of immersive presence. Taking off on a husky sleigh, we learn how life can survive in harsh conditions and meet the amazing creatures of the North. A story told through the eyes of a grandfather to his grandson is especially suitable for families and school groups. Produced by Benjamin River Productions Approximate running time: 19 minutes Suitable for general audience and school groups
One of the most asked questions about the Universe is â€œHow big is it?â€?... BIG has been produced to tackle this question, and does so by taking the audience on an immersive journey to the far reaches of the Universe that we are currently able to observe. BIG combines a light-hearted storytelling style with computer animation, stop-motion character animation and a surround sound musical score to bring a really big subject down to Earth. Narrated by Richard Attenborough Produced by NSC Creative Approximate running time: 23 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
The Big Picture is a roller coaster ride exploring the history of telescopes and how people have used them to discover celestial bodies within our solar system and beyond. It explains how telescopes take us places we can never go, show us phenomena that exist outside the visual spectrum, and transport us back in time. The Big Picture also shows how each discovery has expanded our picture of the universe. Produced by Raging Pixel Productions. Approximate running time: 22 minutes. Suitable for family audiences.
How did our solar system originate? What chain of events led to its creation? Just as detectives look for traces of evidence to solve a mystery, astronomers analyze the evidence that points to the formation of the Sun and planets. In particular, they study the influence that impacts and collisions had on the worlds of the solar system. Produced by Albedo Fulldome Approximate running time: 22 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
Take a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a Black Hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth’s horizon? What are supermassive black holes? What is “spaghettification?”
Explore with us the science and mystery of “Black Holes.” Narrated by John de Lancie of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for general audiences, ages 11+ 37 and 23 minute versions available
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Get a view of the fascinating universe of insects magnified up to 250,000 times their normal size in Bugs! – A Rainforest Adventure. Become immersed in a miniature world, where a leaf weighs as much as a car and a single raindrop can quench the largest thirst. Highlighting the extraordinary world of insects, Bugs! – A Rainforest Adventure focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly from their birth to their inevitable encounter in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, where predator meets prey. Narrated by Dame Judi Dench. Teaching materials available. Transformed from giant-screen film by Sky-Skan. Produced by Principal Large Format and SK Films. Available in 25 or 40 minute versions. Suitable for family audiences. * Transform coverage is truncated from fulldome. Available in 3D.
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Get aboard this fantasy train in the stars. The Celestial Railroad is the fantastic journey of a boy, Giovanni, in the dreamscape created by colorful fulldome CG animation imagery and scored with exquisite music. Based on a story written in the early 20th century, artist KAGAYA has breathed new life into the unique imaginary world using all of his creative energy and precise astronomical knowledge. The starry sky is depicted full of color, yet with scientific accuracy as the Celestial Field made up of a river, silver grass Imagery ÂŠ KAGAYA Studio
fields, flowers, birds, survey towers, signals, and other figures. Across this amazing and beautiful scenery, the Celestial Railroad runs along the Milky Way. This unforgettable trip will be a feast to the eyes and ears of all audiences. Children can enjoy science and fantasy, and adults will be entertained with its elegant artistry and profound implications. Produced by KAGAYA Studio. Available in 28 or 38 minute versions. Suitable for family audiences.
The Celestial Railroad Is a Great Seasonal Show Too!
You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. Join Raj and Sooki on a totally ex-CELL-ent immersive journey. Get shrunk down by the Shrink-a-tron, go back in time with the Retroscope and see an exploded view of all the body systems courtesy of the Cell-o-tron. Characters voiced by Waleed Akhtar and Lizzie Stables Produced by NSC Creative and Winchester Science Centre Supported by Wellcome Trust Approximate running time: 24 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups Online teaching resources
Imagine that you are a traveler from the depths of interstellar space. As you approach our solar system, what will you find? If you were looking for a place to live, which world would YOU choose? Travel to a unique planet â€” to call your home! Chronicle of a journey Produced by Albedo Fulldome Approximate running time: 20 minutes Suitable for general audience and school groups
NE W Earth is the only world in the solar system where we know life exists. Countless species of plants and animals thrive on its surface and in its oceans. But Earth is changing. The atmosphere is losing its ability to regulate the comfortable temperatures that help life thrive. Things are warming up. Climate Change Produced by Albedo Fulldome Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audience and school groups
Narrated by Robert Redford A radical change from our peaceful night sky, Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gravity pulling together planets, stars, and galaxies. Here are explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, but also created conditions essential for life on earth—the Sun’s warmth, ocean waves. Cosmic Collisions provides an extraordinary view of these forces— constructive or catastrophic—that continue to affect our universe. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; GOTO, Inc., Tokyo, Japan; and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, China. Produced by the American Museum of Natural History Approximate running time: 18 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available
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The world in which we live is familiar to us. We can estimate everyday distances, we know how long we will need to perform our daily work, and we know how it feels when it is very hot or very cold. The world out there, though, is alien to us. When we hear of distances expressed in light years or when we hear that our solar system was formed billions of years ago, it defies our imagination.
history of our universe to a normal working day — and then see that the entire development of mankind, our cultural and scientific background, fits into just a few split seconds before the end of the day!
Cosmic Dimensions vividly makes distances and time periods comprehensible. For example, in order to explain unimaginable periods of time, we reduce the complete
Produced by INTERMEDIA Approximate running time: 41 minutes Suitable for family audiences
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Cosmic Dimensions makes the universe a reality and the unimaginable, imaginable.
Cosmic Journey uses real images to create an animated trip through time and space, from the Earth to the ultimate edge of the cosmos, which attempts to bring a sense of scale, beauty, and depth to the universe as imaged with Hubble and Cassini. Viewers leave Earth and travel through our Solar System, seeing our other planets with stereoscopic depth and swirling clouds for the first time ever on any screen. Produced by Jonathan Kitzen and Nicholas Reed Approximate running time: 22 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available Available in 3D
Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you’ll travel through our Solar System faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure takes you on a voyage to the outer reaches of our Solar System in search of worlds that might support life. Especially popular with school-age children and teachers, Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure is one of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s most successful programs and is suitable for all ages.
Produced by Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Running time: 23 minutes. Written by James Manning. 12
From way out West comes a unique planetarium show! The basic premise of The Cowboy Astronomer is simple: we’re in the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire. Our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective on the night sky and the things he’s found out over a lifetime of stargazing. He talks about star colors and temperatures; we find the Andromeda Galaxy by hitting a first-base foul out of the park of the Great Baseball Diamond in the Sky; we learn about young stars and supernovae and what various cultures called the Pleiades; we hear two Native American star tales; see the Anasazi pictographs of the 1054 supernova, and Sirius rising over Wyoming’s Medicine Wheel. The show ends in a thoughtful, philosophical manner, as our cowboy muses about the constellation where he wants to head when he departs this Earth.
Produced by Loch Ness Productions Approximate running time: 37 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
“…Set to blow the minds of kids and adults alike.”—Space.com The American Museum of Natural History’s latest space show celebrates a new age of cosmic discovery as well as its deepest mysteries. Dark Universe features spectacular scenes of recent spacecraft, such as the Galileo probe’s breathtaking plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere, the most accurate visualizations ever produced, such as a Milky Way galaxy spangled with exploding supernovas, and novel renderings of hotly discussed phenomena, like dark matter. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.
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Produced by the American Museum of Natural History Approximate running time: 24 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available
From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in “Dawn of the Space Age”. Produced by Mirage3D Suitable for general audiences 41 min and 30 min versions available Available in 3D
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Dinosaurs at Dusk
Propel yourself back through the epochs to explore an Earth teeming with Pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered Dinosaurs !
Lucy and her father fly through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous to soar with Quetzalcoatlus, escape from Raptors and ride behind Argentinosaurus. The combination of all that activity with those gorgeous fulldome vistas make this the single most cheerfully beautiful show we’ve ever offered. Produced by Mirage3D Suitable for general audiences 44 minute and 30 minute versions available Educational materials available Available in 3D
Dr. Allevable and Regenerobot invite you into their laboratory as they investigate the new and exciting field of regenerative medicine! The human body is vulnerable to injuries—bone breaks, skin burns, and heart attacks—and regenerative medicine can help us heal faster by enhancing the ways that the body heals itself.
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Produced by Regenerative Medicine Partnership in Education Approximate running time: 23 minutes Suitable for ages 5 and up, families, and school groups
Dream To Fly – a moving story about dreams coming true. Discover the mystery of flight together with Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers and other inventors from early times to the present day. Experience the adventure and find out how the incredible dream of taking flight, something mankind had always yearned for, finally came true. Rich fulldome visuals, emotive music and a poetic narrative make this show an exceptional work of art.
Produced by Copernicus Science Centre Approximate running time: 35 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available Available in 3D
The past few years we have come to realize that Human activity has a detrimental effect on the Earth’s systems (climate, ecosystems, biodiversity). Its impact can be seen not only on nature itself, but also in the food we eat, the drugs we use, even on our health. This show, without being alarmist, treats each of these complex topics by presenting scientific facts, in order for the audience to reflect on individual responsibility and action. We act as if our planet belongs only to us, probably without even realizing it. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the way we live. Produced by Eugenides Foundation and The Animonautes. Approximate running time: 26 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Earth Wins THE EARTH WINS, the first Planetarium film shot entirely from the air, over four continents (USA, Africa, Europe and Australia), has unique aerial images put to iconic contemporary music and explores man’s relationship to the Earth. As well as the general public, school groups studying Environmental, Climate and Earth Science; Physical and Social Geography; Conservation; Natural History;
Disaster Management; Urban Planning; and Sustainability say the film is: “mesmerizing”; “a unique cinematic and educational experience”; “a powerfully evocative and visually stunning film”; “a film everyone should see”. Produced by Helifilms Australia Approximate running time: 40 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun also examines how humans learn through space exploration. Produced by UNC Morehead Approximate running time: 26 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available
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Narrated by Benjamin Bratt Earthquake
A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons—and how geological activity influences the course of human history.
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Produced by the California Academy of Sciences Approximate running time: 22 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Egypt: Secret of the Mummies follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization. Transformed from giant-screen film by Sky-Skan Produced by Giant Screen Films and Gravity Pictures Running time: 40 minutes Suitable for family audiences *Transform coverage is from fulldome. Available in 3D
W NE Our civilization cannot run without energy. We use it every day, every moment. It is important to know where the energy comes from, how we use it and what are the consequences for the planet’s biosphere. The future of our society need public awareness to get an authentic energy for life. Produced by Planetario de Pamplona Approximate running length: 43 min. Suitable for general audiences and school groups 14+ Educational materials available
With the general theme of “Evolution,” this production takes its audience on a 13.7-billion-year whirlwind journey. It covers this theme through six short but comprehensive subplots that describe: 1) the birth of the scientific method in ancient Miletus, 2) the evolution of the Universe and the stars, 3) the geologic evolution of the Earth, 4) the evolution of life on our planet, 5) the evolution of human civilization, and 6) the future of Man in Space.
Produced by Eugenides Foundation and Eyelead Software Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Follow mankind’s first space probe to journey outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond. Soar right through a gas giant, traverse the phosphorescent jungles of Kepler 22-B, and slingshot around a Black Hole. Also discover new insights about our own Earth, Moon, Sun and the remarkable Solar System we inhabit. Don’t miss the show that encapsulates the fulldome experience! “Absolutely glorious. It artfully captures the science, the beauty, and the wonder of the new worlds we are discovering.” -Dr. Geoffry Marcy
Produced by Tandem Motion Picture Studios Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences and schools to grade 9
Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.
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Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for general audiences, ages 10+ Estimated running time: 30 minutes
We live on a small planet that revolves around a star that is no different in size, luminosity, or location than any other. It is just one among many. And the planets that orbit our star: what distinguish them from any others? Are there also extrasolar planets that revolve around other stars? If that is the case, could it be that there are inhabitable worlds like Earth? Produced by Albedo Fulldome and “la Caixa” Foundation Estimated running time: 30 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Available in 3D
Extreme Auroras is a visual feast. Award-winning photographer Ole Salomonsen lives above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Join him in his five-year-long passionate pursuit for the perfect northern lights display, nature’s most spectacular light show. Extreme Auroras
No other celestial phenomenon does better justice to being displayed in a fulldome theater. You will feel you are right there in the arctic wilderness, witnessing this awe-inspiring natural wonder. Extreme Auroras is a light show like you have never seen before. Produced by Arctic Light Photo / Ole Salomonsen Approximate running time: 24 minutes Script by Ole Salomonsen and Dr. Robert Eather Suitable for general audiences
extreme planets New developments in detection techniques have revealed hundreds of extrasolar planets--with the pace of discovery increasing all the time. Though it will be years before we have direct images of the surfaces of these worlds, see what they might look like - up close and personal! Explore what “Earth-like” even means, and take an immersive journey to several worlds that may stretch the imagination. Narrated by Rene Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for general audiences and school groups age 11+ Available in 32 and 23 minute versions
A virtual journey created using NASA scientific data, Field Trip to the Moon brings school groups and other young audiences face-to-face with the challenges and excitement of what would be a very unusual class trip. Field Trip launches from Earth’s surface, orbits the Earth, lands on the lunar surface, and witnesses an astronaut sunrise, ultimately discovering what makes our own planet unique and habitable. This show is narrated by a live presenter, or shown with a recorded narration.
Produced by the American Museum of Natural History Approximate running time: 21 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available
It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery – where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies. Transformed from giant-screen film by Sky-Skan Produced by SK Films Running time: 44 minutes Educational material available Suitable for family audiences * Transform coverage is truncated from fulldome major funding provided by
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In the giant screen adventure film Flying Monsters 3D, world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough uncovers the truth about pterosaurs, the enigmatic creature whose wingspan was thought to be more than 40 feet, equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Flying Monsters 3D is a groundbreaking film that uses spectacular visuals, cutting-edge 3D technology, pioneering scientific techniques an d recent paleontological finds to bring the story of giant flying monsters to the giant screen. Produced by National Geographic Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available
Witness the awesome power – and the unimaginable destruction – of explosive volcanoes, ground-buckling earthquakes and deadly tornadoes as you head into the field with scientists who risk their lives exploring the origins and behaviors of these fearsome natural disasters. It’s a spectacular, up-close glimpse of the Earth’s most destructive forces! Narrated by Kevin Bacon Produced by National Geographic Approximate running time: 40 minutes Suitable for all audiences Educational material available *Transform coverage is truncated from fulldome
Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet Best FullDome Program through the lens of astronomy during this immersive excursion that explores a universe filled with the possibility of life. The show’s theme – that Earth is the only known haven for life, and thus is important to protect – echoes the Best Integration of Scientific themes of biodiversity and sustainability. Data and Best in Narration Narrated by Sigourney Weaver Produced by the California Academy of Sciences Earthquake Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences
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What would it be like to live and work on Mars? Meet Carina, a young scientist stationed on the red planet in the year 2132. Her younger brother Aidan is on Earth, preparing to be a student intern at Earth’s Moon base. Carina and Aidan compare characteristics of Earth and Mars, tour space colonies, and get visitors excited about the future of space exploration.
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Produced by the New Children’s Museum Approximate running time: 21 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
With muscles made on Earth, you’ll be a superstar on the solar system’s low-gravity worlds. Imagine zip lining on Mercury or snowmobiling on Pluto. Bungee jumping from an asteroid is like low-g diving from the solar system’s tallest cliff or rappelling into its deepest canyon. Without Earth’s strong gravity pull, you can glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jetpack in a geyser’s spray on Triton, or drive a monster truck on the moon. Produced by Houston Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, Home Run Pictures, Tietronix Suitable for general audiences Portions also available as an interactive fulldome game for single-projector theaters
On May 9, 2003, Hayabusa, a Japanese space probe, was launched aboard the M-V Launch Vehicle to collect samples from the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa (1998 SF36). A sample, if Hayabusa can bring one home, is believed to be a key to find out the secrets of our solar system; the birth of the Earth and solar system born some 4.6 billion years ago. This show highlights this spacecraft overcoming a series of obstacles along its historic journey. Produced by Live Company Ltd. and GOTO INC. © HAYABUSA Dome-movie Production Committee. 43 and 26 minute versions available.
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Heart of the Sun, a fulldome digital presentation by John Weiley—maker of multi-award winning Imax films including Antarctica, SolarMax, and the hit 3D production Imagine!—shows us the Sun as it has never been seen before. New space-based telescopes, along with a new generation of terrestrial instruments, capture both the fine surface detail and the vast eruptions of the corona with unprecedented clarity, and for the first time take us right inside a living star. Heart of the Sun delivers new breathtaking, highresolution motion pictures never before seen in a fulldome theater.
From the Neolithic sky watchers of Europe and the solar observatories and blood sacrifice of Mesoamerica to the sun gods of the Egyptians and Greeks and the dawning of Aristotelian science, Heart of the Sun reveals how the development of our whole cosmology has been informed by our struggle with this oldest of mysteries. Experience the story that shows how that process continues today as the sheer strangeness of our nearest star continues to challenge our imagination.
“The images are fantastic... our audiences have never seen anything like it.” Scienceworks at Museum of Victoria
Produced by Heliograph Productions Approximate running time: 22 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Hubble Vision 2 A fascinating tour of the cosmos - from Earth orbit to the limits of the observable Universe, featuring planets, star birth, supernovae, galaxy collisions, black holes, and more! Bring the Space Telescope’s exciting discoveries to audiences of all ages. Hubble Vision 2 is a factual journey through the Universe, as seen through the unblinking eye of one of the world’s premier telescopes. Narrated by Wren Ross. Produced by Loch Ness Productions Running time: 30 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
an Sk e y- siv Sk xclu E Infinity Express takes the audience on an exciting journey of discovery. Some of the best space visualization agencies from around the world, including the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology, contributed to the production. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) elegantly narrates the production, a remarkable blend of science, art, and entertainment that dramatically communicates the latest breakthroughs in our quest to understand the universe. Produced by Sky-Skan Approximate running time 23 minutes Suitable for general audiences 22
“…Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen….”—The New York Times The dazzling Journey to the Stars carries visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. The show tours familiar stellar formations, explores new celestial mysteries, and discovers the fascinating story that connects us all to the stars. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan; Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City, Mexico and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. Produced by the American Museum of Natural History Approximate running time: 24 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available
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Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Shot on location at breathtaking reefs across the planet, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel ecosystems. Dive into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined…
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The Life of Trees is an entertaining and educational fulldome experience that tells about the fascinating world of trees. It shows how they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown, how photosynthesis works, and how trees enabled diverse life on earth by producing oxygen. The story is presented by two quirky animated characters: a ladybug called Dolores and her best friend, a firefly called Mike. The Life of Trees is a perfect planetarium show for the whole family that raises the awareness of protecting the nature we live in. Producer: Softmachine 25 and 33 minute versions available Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available Available in 3D
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Life: A Cosmic Story launches the audience on a journey through time, witnessing key events since the Big Bang that Best FullDome Program sets the stage for life. Visualizations drive the narrative – from turbulent, star and planet-forming giant molecular clouds to the microscopic activity of photosynthesis – in what the New York Times calls “a visually spectacular demonstration.” in a Special Venue Produced by the California Academy of Sciences Approximate running time: 26 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Light Years from Andromeda is a show about cosmic distances, light speed, history, and evolution presented as a journey between two galaxies that spans light years. A beam of light leaves the Andromeda Galaxy and travels across the void of intergalactic space. On a planet located in a nearby galaxy, intelligent life evolves. As the light speeds across the light years, over the course of centuries, the primitives on the planet form cultures and civilizations - and begin to wonder about the Universe surrounding them. Their awareness of the night sky increases as the beam of light draws near to their planet. When the light reaches the earth, some of the descendants of the early hunters have just escaped the bonds of their world’s gravity and visited the Moon. In modern times, scientific study of space helps the planet’s current inhabitants to understand the properties of light and the ways that understanding shapes our further knowledge of the Universe.
Produced by Loch Ness Productions Running time: 30 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
The earth has an edge. We live on this edge and look out into boundless expanses!
Boundless? Is the cosmos really boundless? Has the universe no edge? Let’s start the search. Our take-off speed is 300 million times faster than a beam of light. The planetarium makes it possible! Produced by Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Approximate running time 30 minutes. Suitable for family audiences and school groups.
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The winter solstice provides the backdrop for this one-of-a-kind fulldome planetarium show. This original fable explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring. Morehead collaborated with Paperhand Puppet Intervention to develop the story and visuals. The Morehead production team then seamlessly wove together live-action video of Paperhand’s worldclass puppeteers with beautiful and intricate fulldome animation to create this innovative and imaginative show. An original production of UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Running time: 27 minutes Suitable for general audiences and as a seasonal show
Magellan: Report from Venus With a plethora of Magellan radar images, audiences will learn about the volcanism, tectonism, and cratering that shapes our nearest neighbor planet. Magellan: Report from Venus is a documentary look at the cloud-shrouded Venus, and the Magellan radar mapping mission. Included are spectacular images of Venus volcanoes, showing the wide variety of forms that volcanic action takes on this desolate world. Landslides also carve the terrain of Venus, proving that tectonism helps to shape the planet’s surface. Produced by Loch Ness Productions Running time: 29 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups 25
What happened to MARS? What happened to the water? Was there once life? Could there still be life... somewhere? The awe-inspiring history of the planet unfolds to the space age and the dusty, cratered world we know today. Join the probes and rovers in the race to find liquid water and life. Finally, take a speculative look into the future - and humans living on Mars. Take your seat for a 4.5 billion year story. Narrated by Miriam Margoyles Produced by NSC Creative Approximate running time: 23 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
MarsQuest A tour of the Red Planet and humanity’s fascination with it, presented in a theatrical style “three-act” form (with an epilogue). The show presents Mars through history, details the Mars of our time, and examines the subject of future colonization. The show ends with a view from a future perspective, tracking the efforts that led to our first footsteps on the red planet. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek. Produced by Loch Ness Productions Approximate running time: 41 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
Mayan astronomers guide you through Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal and Palenque, showing the elegance of these Mayan cities, reproduced in great detail at their height of their power. Visit the tomb of Pacal, Tikal’s pyramid observatory, Chichen Itza’s Caracol and Kukulkan’s pyramid – all connected to the heavens. Mayan time cycles, writing, mathematics, and astronomy heighten the mystery surrounding the civilization’s collapse, long before the Spanish arrived. It’s a timeless story told in a unique setting.
Produced by The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Approximate running time: 25 minutes. Suitable for family audiences and school groups.
Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and the role they play in shaping our Solar System. Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our silvery Moon, then journey to the outer planets and their many exotic moons. Return home with newfound wonder about our dynamic and intricate Solar System. Produced by the Museum of Science, Boston Suitable for family audiences and school groups 25 & 35 minute versions Original orchestral score
The show that shrinks you down to the size of an insect and flies you through the eye of a needle. A microscopic joyride into the kingdoms of living things: perfect to celebrate United Nations International Decade of Biodiversity, stimulate interest in science and evoke an investigative spirit among young people. NANOCAM is an invitation to think about what life is. Produced by El Exilio. Running time 27 minutes. Suitable for school groups and family audiences
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Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the world with the HMS Beagle. In the 19th century in Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but lifeâ€™s most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction? It was time for someone to come forth with a Naturalist explanation of this mystery of mysteries. Produced by Mirage3D Suitable for general audiences 41 min and 30 min version Educational material available Available in 3D
Oceans in Space Oceans in Space is a journey of exploration that seeks out places where conditions are favorable for life to exist. This original and thought-provoking presentation highlights the search for extrasolar planets and an understanding of the conditions necessary to form and sustain life. Inspired in part by the goals of NASA’s Origins Program - an effort to answer the enduring questions that spur space exploration - this program introduces audiences to the diversity of life on our home planet even as humans embark on the search for life in the Universe. Narrated by Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”). Produced by Loch Ness Productions Approximate running time: 30 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
Origins of Life is a celebration of life on Earth and demonstrates that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it right now! Starting with the Big Bang, the film deals with the prebiotic chemistry in the Universe, the formation of stars, formation of solar systems, and the first life on Earth. Furthermore Origins of Life covers the great extinctions as well as our search for life beyond Earth. Produced by Mirage3D Suitable for general audiences Approximate running time: 23 minutes
In Our Cells, Our Selves you are invited to a science bedtime story with 7-yearold Sylvie, a recently diagnosed diabetic, who is discovering the wonders of the immune system. Sylvie’s mother tells a story that takes us back hundreds of millions of years to explore how the balance between access to food and immune protection evolved into the modern human immune system. Learn that under rare circumstances, things can go wrong, leading to auto-immune diseases like Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. The story closes with a look at the future of medicine and the potential for cures! Produced by Regenerative Medicine Partnership in Education. Approximate running time: 15 minutes. Suitable for ages 5 and up, families, and school groups. Principal funding from a Science Education Partnership Award National Center for Research Resources National Institutes of Health National Center for
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Experience a dramatic and different way of looking at climate and climate change. Produced by Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks Museum, Museum Victoria. Approximate running time: 28 minutes. Suitable for school groups ages 10-16 and general audiences.
Narrated by Tom Hanks Traversing billions of light years, Passport to the Universe takes an incredible journey from our home planet and the Milky Way galaxy to the edge of the universe. Audiences fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of the observable universe, experiencing stunning cosmic destinations as never before possible. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Approximate running time: 20 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available
PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE What if you could travel the galaxy to find that ideal place to visit? Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes â€“ a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of the dwarf planet Pluto. Dive down the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for general audiences 35 and 24 minute versions
Planetary Visions is a fantastic, interactive program that is best described as an adventurous tour of the Solar System. With its whimsical flying robot main character, Toggle, and the interactivity of the operator with the show and the audience, this is a treat for all who attend. Produced by Bays Mountain Productions Approximate running time: 36 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups *This show requires a live operator to interact with the characters in the show. Presenter cues are included.
Presented in the style of a game show, The Planets tests peopleâ€™s knowledge of the planets in our Solar System. The audience find themselves transported from planet to planet, immersed in spectacularly different environments. Narrated by Ben Jackson Produced by NSC Creative Approximate running time: 35 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups *Interactive
an Sk e y- siv Sk xclu E When is a planet not a planet? Travel to the outer limits of the Solar System to explore what makes Pluto so different. Discover how science, history and culture have shaped our view of where Pluto fits in.
Produced by Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks Museum, Museum Victoria Running time 30 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups age 8+
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This visual feast for the eyes enhanced with breathtaking music follows the incredible story of life on Earth. From the Big Bang to the modern age of humankind, viewers of all ages will be inspired by the marvel of nature and the power of human curiosity through this immersive dome experience. Realm of Light elegantly tells the story of our universe in a way that lifts both the heart and the mind.
Realm of Light is a unique travel through the history of the universe and shows the immersive power of the fulldome media. It is an emotional audiovisual experience in the dome. A brilliant and moving presentation of the evolution of the universe.
Written by Dan Neafus. A perfect planetarium program. This version of Realm of Light shows the same visually expressive and appealing images as the original version and contains additional educational explanations.
Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever about Saturn’s amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience - It’s like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft! Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for general audiences, ages 9+ Approximate running time: 36 minutes
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SEA MONSTERS: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE weaves together a series of paleontological digs in a compelling story about scientists working as detectives to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world. Viewers accompany modern and historical fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time, unearthing discoveries which shed light on exactly what happened to the film’s incredible cast of characters. Produced by National Geographic 20 or 40 minute versions available Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available *Transform coverage is truncated from fulldome Available in 3D 31
THE SEARCH FOR LIFE: ARE WE ALONE? Narrated by Harrison Ford For as long as humans have contemplated the cosmos, they have wondered about extraterrestrial life. The Search for Life explores the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets, from the depths of the Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos. Featuring breathtaking visualizations, including the surface of Mars and the exterior of Jupiter’s moon Europa, the show reveals countless worlds that may harbor life. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences Educational materials available
Join The Searcher, a visitor from another galaxy, navigating through time and space to solve the mystery of his lost civilization. The Searcher is a science fiction adventure based on actual science, featuring stunning data visualizations - including the formation of the Universe, a supernova explosion, galaxies colliding, and a super-massive black hole. Produced by Adler Planetarium, authored by screenwriter Nick Sagan (son of Carl Sagan), and narrated by Billy Crudup. Produced by: Adler Planetarium. Running time: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
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Come take a ride onSecret the back ofDragon a dragon and explore of the the mysteries of the universe. This magical story whisks two youths through the universe at great speed. From their perch on the back of a secretive dragon, the youths learn about worlds beyond theirs and a bit about themselves in the process. Secret of the Dragon touches on fundamental astronomical science while remaining entertaining enough for children and makes for a wonderful familyoriented show. This “magical ride through the universe” is a perfect length to accompany a presenter-led live star session or as an add-on to a feature session. Produced by Sky-Skan. Approximate running time 11 minutes. Suitable for family audiences and school groups. 32
The prospect that we may not be alone in the universe is taken as a fact by the movies, writers and a great many scientists. As yet, we have no hard evidence of another living thing outside Planet Earth. S.E.T.I. - The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence is a show that explores all sides of this topic, from the planets we are finding around other stars, to the feasibility of travelling to these stars. Narrated by Hugh Laurie Produced by NSC Creative Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
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an Sk e y- siv Sk xclu E From Earth, the Sun cannot be looked at with human eyes. Solar Storms gives the audience the opportunity to see the Sun up close. Stand above the arctic circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth; take a ride on a solar blast from the Sun’s surface to Earth’s magnetosphere, and come to a deeper understanding of what this vast sea of fire means to life here on Earth. For Sky-Skan’s exclusive fulldome version, the original 3D animation files have been accessed, adding spherical stereo cameras and re-rendering each scene to take advantage of the fulldome environment. A Melrae Pictures production in association with K2 Communications. Developed with the assistance of NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Approximate running time: 20 minutes. Available in 3D.
“Solar System Odyssey” is a character-driven adventure set in a time when humans have depleted the resources of their home planet. Our hero is on a mission to discover a new home for humans to colonize. This wild ride through our Solar System looks for answers to these questions: How are the worlds of our Solar System alike? How are they different? What must those worlds have in order for humans to live there? Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Approximate running time: 27 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available The material contained in this planetarium show is based on work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under grant award number NNX09AL78G. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA.
Constellations have been handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. What message do you receive when you see the constellations today? Touching on a story of Astraea, the goddess of justice, who is related to the constellation Libra, you will be immersed in the world of mythology and the starry sky taken over from ancient times to present. Learn and hand over the great heritages to the future generations! Produced by Kagaya Studio. Approximate running time: 27 minutes.
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Producers: Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center, NSC Creative Duration: 26 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups Educational materials available
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Stella Nova focuses on our origins and the evolution of matter. Stella Nova covers a fascinating topic, and takes visitors on a thrilling journey of discovery deep into space. Our destiny and our origins are intimately linked to the birth and death of the stars. But what is a star? How do stars â€œwork?â€? How do they end? Stella Nova offers some very interesting answers to the questions surrounding our origins! Produced by Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Suitable for family audiences.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, “seventh wonder of the modern world.” Listen to the stories of the ancient Maya. Learn how this ancient civilization developed an understanding of astronomy, mathematics and science that has contributed to our own knowledge of the world. Using exciting graphic animation, the latest 3D laser scanning techniques and stunning surround sound, Tales of the Maya Skies delivers an unforgettable immersive experience that both inspires and educates. A Chabot Space & Science Center production with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation Narrator: Lila Downs Approximate running time: 33 minutes Suitable for general audiences and schools Educational material available
Chile, South America, Atacama Desert. The TAO project team of Tokyo University has been constructing the huge infrared telescope on the peak of Mt. Chajnantor. The show merges CG space scenes with powerful and beautiful live-action images including scenes of severe desert and the local town, San Pedro. The story unfolds as an astronomer working on the project meets a boy Sherpa. Together they watch the stars, trace the constellations and discover a pure fascination for the stars. Based on the interviews for the TAO project members, the story depicts the lively enthusiasm of the astronomer for the stars. Produced by KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIUM CO., LTD. Approximate running time: 26 minutes. Suitable for general audiences
Join us for an adventure through time, as we explore the past and imagine the future of the cosmos. Witness the birth of the Universe, the doom of the dinosaurs, and be there for the first landing on the moon! Each TimeSpace travel story is presented as a destination to be experienced as if you are there. Narration by Laurie Anderson.
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Produced by Adler Planetarium. Approximate running time: 28 minutes. Suitable for family audiences and school groups.
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the giant screen canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when man shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts. Produced by Giant Screen Films and D3D, in association with the Field Museum of Chicago 20 and 40 minute versions Suitable for general audiences Available in 3D
Undiscovered Worlds explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Travel to distant stars and fly up close to exotic planets. Experience the science shifting our perspective on humanityâ€™s place in the cosmos. Co-written with Alan Lightman. Original orchestral score. Suitable for family audiences and school groups. 24 & 30 minute versions.
NE W Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce the kind of stunning photographs of space we are familiar with? Using images from the international Astronomy Photographer of the Year (APY) competition, organized every year by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in England, this captivating show illustrates basic techniques, enabling anyone with a digital camera to capture spectacular images of the night sky. Producer: Royal Observatory Greenwich Approximate running time: 23 minutes Suitable for general audiences and school groups
The definitive summary, recapping all of Voyager’s encounters with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in one convenient, thorough documentary. It can fill the niche for “basic Solar System show” in any planetarium’s schedule as the real “meat and potatoes” of planetarium shows: a factual yet entertaining trip to the outer planets. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek.
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Produced by Loch Ness Productions Running time: 43 minutes Suitable for family audiences.
Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before, but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? From the creators of ASTRONAUT and We Are Astronomers, We Are Aliens! takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. Narrated by Rupert Grint Produced by NSC Creative Duration 25 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups Educational materials available Available in 3D 37
Do you know what an astronomer does? Todayâ€™s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. We Are Astronomers, narrated by David Tennant, is an exciting 360Â° fulldome digital planetarium show produced by NSC Creative with input from UK astronomers. Narrated by David Tennant Produced by NSC Creative Approximate running time: 25 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
Fifty years ago, President Kennedy chose the Moon. Today we can visit the completed International Space Station -- exploring inside and out. Decades after Apollo, Walter Cronkite described a permanent moon base near the South Pole that would be self-sufficient and home for the first humans to call another world home. This show creates his dream as well. This is a timely show depicting human spaceflight as a beautiful, hopeful, and very real experience.
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Produced by Houston Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, Home Run Pictures, Tietronix Suitable for general audiences
Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey through the stars to witness the most extraordinary, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the Solar System. Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the Sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Produced by National Geographic Suitable for all audiences Approximate running time: 24 minutes Educational materials available Available in 3D
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In order to increase his power, a tyrant asks an old wise man of his kingdom to give him the secrets which would enable him to extend his power and domination. Despite his insistence, he can only elicit one answer from the old wise man: â€œLook at the sky and count the stars.â€?
Produced by Saint-Etienne Planetarium Approximate running time: 22 minutes Suitable for children and school groups Available in 3D
This is the tale of a very special girl. She came to us one spring day after a storm, walking upside down by the rainbow. She has a very special point of view of everything, perhaps due to her special way of walking. The girl who walked upside down is committed to the fight against light pollution. Produced by Planetario de Pamplona Approximate running length: 33 min. Audience: Children/School (4-7 years old) Educational material available
Larry Cat in Space Take off on a lunar adventure with a curious stowaway cat! Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Through Larry’ s eyes, we observe his human family, a group of enthusiastic sky watchers. Larry Cat In Space is primarily targeted at ages 5-8, although everyone loves an entertaining, fun story! Parents and children alike will enjoy the show and learn something about the Moon, too! Produced by Loch Ness Productions Running time: 30 minutes Suitable for family audiences and school groups
This popular and well loved story owned and created by The Saint Louis Science Center over 20 years ago has been updated with accurate astronomical information. Go on a journey with Little Star as he discovers that sometimes, being average can also be special. Audio Visual Imagineering, Saint Louis Science Center, BCC Planetarium 25 or 35 minute versions available Suitable for children
UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, in partnership with authors Will and Mary Pope Osborne, brings the blockbuster Magic Tree House® franchise to fulldome theaters for the first time ever. This show features a mysterious “M” sending Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages. Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Approximate running time: 30 minutes Suitable for children and school groups 40
Molecularium - Riding Snowflakes, the award-winning digital dome experience, is a science lesson, a thrill-ride, and a magical musical adventure in a world of atoms and molecules. Aboard the Molecularium, the most fantastic ship in the universe, audiences join Oxy and a crew of atomic characters on an unforgettable adventure into the nanoscale universe. This immersive, animated musical is aimed at young audiences, but everyone has fun and learns a lot along the way. Produced by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Nanotoon Entertainment Approximate running length: 23 minutes Suitable for children and school groups (K-4) Educational materials available
MOLESâ€™ story revolves around a young mole named Plato. Plato lives deep underground in a dark burrow full of mystery and surprises together with his mum and dad. He is a restless, curious and thoughtful creature. Children will be introduced to the fascinating world of astronomy in a fun, simple and very humorous way, hand in hand with the little mole. Produced by Albedo Fulldome & MediĂşscula Approximate running time: 35 minutes Suitable for children
Have fun while interacting with your young audience using this very effective modular program about the moon. The Moon incorporates a popular animation style to capture and hold student attention. National Science Standards are covered using a variety of topics in this 3-part modular program. Module One: The observable features of the moon. Module Two: The apparent daily motion of the moon. Module Three: The pattern of change in the moonâ€™s appearance (phases). Produced by Audio Visual Imagineering Approximate running time: 20 minutes Suitable for children, school
Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. Produced by: Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center Length: 25 minutes Appropriate for: preschool through 2nd grade
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There are stories in the stars. Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda is 20 minutes of fun, while also teaching children and adults the Greek story about the stars. By engaging the audience with a wonderful story filled with humorous and exciting characters, you are also engaging their desire to learn about astronomy. Produced by Audio Visual Imagineering Approximate running time: 20 minutes Suitable for general audiences and seasonal
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All rookies report to class! Join Rusty Rocket on his final mission as he takes a new class of rocket rookies on an introductory tour of the solar system. Along the way, Rusty highlights the wide variety of environments in the solar system, the great distances between the planets, and the spacecraft that explore them.
Producers: Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center Duration: 35 minutes Audience: General Audience/School Educational materials available.
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Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system alongside their ship’s navigator, a talking astronomy book. Travel to the sun and 9 planets in our solar system as we explore fascinating facts about each location. Even after its original opening in 2003, “Cardboard Rocket” continues to be one of the most popular selling shows in digital domes around the world! Produced by Clark Planetarium Productions Suitable for family audience, ages 3+ 40 and 30 minute versions Educational materials available
Sunshine is a lovable cartoon Sun, and he doesn’t care if the children get loud or excited: in fact, he wants them to look around, raise their hands, sing, and play along with his tricks. Adults have to join in too! During the fun and games, the stars of the night sky are gently revealed and Sunshine explores some simple colors and counting. Sunshine is self contained, but a live presenter is recommended to get the audience interacting fully. Produced by NSC Creative. Approximate running time: 20 minutes.Suitable for ages 5 and under.
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Meet Tycho, a dog who doesn’t just howl at the moon, but wants to go there! Produced by Museum Victoria. Running time: 21 minutes. Suitable for ages 7 to 10.
This entertaining and interactive planetarium program covers the national science standards for weather - grades K-2. Utilizing a popular animation style, a little girl and a duck make fascinating discoveries about the weather in this 3-part modular program. Module One: using the Senses to Observe Weather and Identifying Cloud Types. Module Two: Describing and Measuring the weather. Module Three: Identifying the Basic Features of the Water Cycle. Produced by Audio Visual Imagineering Running time: 16 minutes Suitable for children and school groups
Invasion! Terrifying invaders from space! A bitter struggle for existence! Alien Action is fifty minutes of thrilling excitement and stunning effects in 360 degrees. Experience an exciting mixture of design, music, cartoon, and science fiction as an artistic and ironic interpretation of the classic sci-fi theme “invasion from space!” Pop art meets science fiction! Produced by Tilt Design Studio Approximate running time: 46 minutes
BELLA GAIA - Beautiful Earth - takes the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth, simulating the transformative effect astronauts feel while orbiting above. This poetic musical journey features astounding NASA visualizations of science data and enveloping scenery from around the world including India, Egypt, Japan and New York City. BELLA GAIA explores the relationship between human civilization and our ecosystem through time and space, illuminating humanity’s impact on nature in a way that taps audiences’ emotional intelligence.
Does mathematics have a color? Does it have a sound? Media-artist Rocco Helmchen and composer Johannes Kraas try to answer these questions in their latest educational fulldome entertainment show Chaos and Order—A Mathematic Symphony. The show takes audiences on a journey into a fascinating world of sensuous, ever-evolving images and symphonic-electronic music. Experience the fundamental connection between reality and mathematics, as science and art are fused together in this immersive celebration of the one language of our universe. Produced by Rocco Helmchen and Johannes Kraas. Running time: 25 or 39 minute versions.
An extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change. Produced by Felix Media 45-minute version and 22-minute versions Suitable for general audiences
DomeFest is a juried show of some of the best and most innovative fulldome experiences ever created. Topics range from art and entertainment to science visualization and educational show outtakes. DomeFest includes works by some of the most prestigious fulldome producers as well as excellent examples of individuals’ and students‘ experimental work in fulldome. Each DomeFest year’s show reel is sold separately. Available for conferences, festivals, short-term screening programs, and other special events. Produced by Lodestar Astronomy Center/ University of New Mexico.
The world’s top fulldome art and entertainment! Available for conferences, festivals, short-term screening programs, and other special events. 45
Fractal Zooms! Since 2006, Fractal Foundation has amazed audiences with its awardwinning fulldome fractal shows. Fractals are never-ending patterns representing algebraic equations. Once animated, these equations provide the opportunity to take audiences on a dazzling journey into infinity. All ages will love the dramatic immersive experience of zooming into patterns smaller than atoms or bigger than the universe! A stunning original musical score in 5.1 surround accompanies the visuals. Produced by Fractal Foundation. Approximate running time: 25 minutes. Also available as 9 independent clips. Educator’s guide explaining the science behind fractals is available.
See page 31 for Realm of Light Director’s Cut, which makes a great entertainment show.
SonicVision is a fantastic roller-coaster ride through vivid 3D graphics environments that pulsate to the rhythm of high-energy music. This immersive fulldome production is a unique digital experience, weaving individual works of musical and visual art together into a single creative vision. Each venue must select its own soundtrack to pair with the production. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Approximate running length: 38 minutes Suitable for general audiences
Space Opera is a virtual interplanetary journey created for the 360° fulldome environment. The discovery of a flying disc beneath the Earth allows passengers to take off and visit the solar system in less than 40 minutes. An alien spaceship’s interior provides the ambiance with a narrator providing information on each galactic stop. The journey in Space Opera is designed and harmonized with Gustav Holst’sThe Planets. Holst did not write scores dedicated to Earth, the Sun, or the Moon (and neither on comets, nebulas, or the Milky Way), so the corresponding tracks have been remixed to cover the entire passage of Space Opera’s journey. Space Opera: an artistic, philosophic, scientific, and cinematic experience all at the same time! 46
Produced by timeline360. Approximate running time: 40 minutes.
SpacePark360, produced by Dome3D, is a 38-minute 9-ride customizable show that takes audiences on a wild immersive ride through the solar system. Designed as a modular show, SpacePark360 is a set of heartpounding fulldome movies seen from the riderâ€™s perspective that re-create the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. SpacePark360 is available as a full show or individual rides. Produced by Matthew Mascheri, Michael Narlock and Jason Heaton Running time: 38 minutes Suitable for general audiences *Music purchase and performance license are the responsibility of the performing institution; images only supplied. Geodesium Edition includes licensed music.
Enter a magical world. Dare to believe your eyes. Nothing here is what it seems at first glance: a postcard that becomes a portal to a lost city, tarot cards which come to life, or floating ballet dancers in virtual worlds. A symphony of sounds, pictures, and emotions take you away to a mysterious universe.
Produced by Dramatico and Mindgames Productions Approximate running time: 43 minutes
An amazing fireworks display spreads out in the dome over the heads of the visitors. A great short for birthdays and functions! Produced by Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Running time: 2 minutes.Suitable for family audiences.
A visual tone poem encompassing terrestrial subject matter, Crossing Worlds utilizes spherical imagery from the American Southwest to immerse the viewer in a transcendent spectrum of austere landscapes. xRez Studio’s first dome format film, Crossing Worlds won a coveted “Domie” for Best Design in a Dome at DomeFest 09 in Albuquerque, NM. Producer: xRez Studio Approximate running time: 5 minutes Suitable for general audiences Available in 4K and 8K resolutions
The short is wonderfully frightening. Using the fulldome to maximum effect, Jeepers Creepers puts the audiences on edge. This show begins with just one insect, but you know, with a sense of fear, that more are on the way. Producer: UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Approximate running time: 3 minutes Suitable for general audiences (entertainment)
Walk-in Clips Walk-In Clips From Thinktank Program a walk-in sequence to create an experience from the moment your audience enters the theater. Produced by Thinktank in the U.K., a choice of three fulldome science visualization sequences are now available for license. Ideal for theaters presenting more than just space and astronomy content. 48
Animal Cell Simple but scientifically accurate fulldome video illustrating a fly-through the animal cell, with audio. 98 seconds
Atmosphere Atoms Animation describing the molecules that make up the atmosphere and their various proportions. 58 seconds
Particle Physics Four sequences illustrating atomic sizes and noteworthy experiments in particle physics. 6 minutes 20 seconds
Plant Cell Simple but scientifically accurate fulldome video illustrating a flythrough the plant cell, with audio. 110 seconds
See page 10 for The Celestial Railroad, which makes a great seasonal show.
The planetarium brings the traditional Christmas story to life for your audiences. You accompany Mary and Joseph from the Annunciation by the angel Gabriel in Nazareth to the search for a room in overcrowded Bethlehem. Stand before King Herod in his great palace, alongside the three Wise Men from the East. Visit the shepherds and their flocks in a field and, in a stable, find the child in a manger. Produced by Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Running time 30 minutes. Suitable for family audiences.
Thrill your audiences with Dome3D’s Scary Cave. Perfect for Halloween events, Scary Cave takes your audience on a 2-minute thrilling journey through a cavern full of flowing lava and creepy statues leading to the mysterious door of doom! Produced by Dome3D.
An elegant, sophisticated non-denominational presentation for the winter holiday season. Naturally, there is some astronomy in Season of Light. We catch a few Northern winter constellations, illustrate why we even have seasons, and explore the possible astronomical explanations for a star over Bethlehem in the last quarter of the show. Narrated by National Public Radio’s Noah Adams. Produced by Loch Ness Productions Approximate running time: 35 minutes Suitable for family audiences.
Sixteen shows in one! Every planetarium theater needs a good basic stargazing program that teaches audience members how to find things in the night sky and gives them a taste of some of the most beautiful objects in astronomy. With Seasonal STARGAZING, you receive a flexible package of four seasonal shows, each with a mini (7 minute) and full (14 minute) length version. Each variation is recorded with male or female narration, allowing for the ultimate in choices for your needs! Each of the 16 star talks acquaints viewers with the starry night, using simple-to-follow star hopping directions and descriptive constellation tours. Produced by Loch Ness Productions Approximate running time: 14 minutes for full versions, 7 minutes for mini versions Suitable for family audiences and school groups
In our endeavor to investigate this 2.000-year old enigma, the show’s narration, accompanied by the music of the best known Christmas carols of the season, presents the various historical and astronomical information of the Christmas story along with the various facts concerning our calendar, letting the audience draw its own conclusion as to what this “wonderful” star might have been. Producer: Eugenides Foundation Length: 25 minutes Suitable for general audiences and seasonal
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Published on Apr 6, 2014