The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. (30min.) Grades 5-7
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring all the planets in our solar system alongside their ship's navigator, a rather plucky astronomy book. You will visit each planet and learn fun and interesting facts about them! (40min.) Grades P-6
Dawn of the Space Age
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". (41 min.) Grades P+
Earth's Wild Ride
Imagine Earth were a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it? Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. Conversation leads to contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth's water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. (20min.) Grades P-6
Back to the Moon for Good
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon's resources and discover what humanity's future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. (24 min.) Grades 3+
Oasis in Space
Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water - a key ingredient for life on Earth. (24min.) Grades 5-7
Origins of Life
Origins of Life deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. Starting with the Big Bang, in chronological order, the show 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 (primitive) life beyond planet Earth. Origins of Life is a inspirational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it's right now! (23 min.)
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 life'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. (41 min.) Grades 7+
The Hot and Energetic Universe
High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent universe. High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Finally, high energy radiation provides important information about our own galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation. (30min.) Grades 7+
Two Small Pieces of Glass
"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. (23min.) Grades 4+
Losing the Dark
Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy but also disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The glows over cities and towns — seen so clearly from space — are testament to the billions of dollars spent in wasted energy by lighting up the sky. "Losing the Dark" introduces and illustrates some of the issues regarding light pollution and suggests three simple actions people can take to help mitigate it. The show gives planetarium professionals a tool to help educate the public about the problems of light pollution. (7min.)
Journey to the Centre of Milky Way
Embark on a Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way and during seven minutes travel faster than light, from the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile right to the centre of our own galaxy, where a black hole is consuming anything that strays into its path. 84 million stars will appear in front of your eyes, each hiding mysteries waiting to be solved. Are there planets around them, perhaps with moons? Do they have water? Could they harbour life? (7min.)
The Dark Matter Mystery
What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of. This fulldome show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery? (38 min.) Grades 8+
Future Moon honors the Apollo astronauts who first landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, and the children of today that may return to the Moon by 2020. Future Moon is a realistic voyage to the Moon narrated by Walter Cronkite and made in conjunction with NASA's Johnson Space Center. Watch the violent collision that created our Moon billions of years ago, join Apollo astronauts as they explore the lunar surface, and hop on board a translunar craft for a journey to your Moon base of tomorrow.
The H2O Cycle
Water. We drink it. Bathe in it. Swim in it. Play in it. But, have you ever really thought about water? For example, do you have any idea how old water is? More than half of the Earths surface is covered with water. And, a lot of that water has been around pretty much as long as the Earth has. That makes water REALLY old. It also means that the water you drink could be the same water an elephant drank 100 years ago or dinosaurs walked in even before that. Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, advection, humidity, transpiration, and even evapotranspiration are introduced and taught in this fulldome movie. (14min.)
An easy-to-understand story about how our planet’s climate is changing. The viewer is plunged into a spectacular environment recreating landscapes and virtual scenes. From the examination of meteorological phenomena to the exploration of large natural spaces and weather conditions, learn about this highly topical and transcendent issue. (30min.) Grades 3+
Stories in the Stars
Although different Australian Aboriginal groups have different astronomical traditions, there are some broad similarities. Indigenous Australian astronomy describes many constellations that cannot be seen from northern latitudes. Even constellations that can be seen from Europe appear different in the sky in the southern hemisphere.
Stories in the Stars shows you a new way--the oldest way--of looking at the night sky. (26min.) Grades 3+
On Dino Planet, Professor Schwartz has been raising dinosaurs since they were eggs, so join the professor for an exciting journey in his old car. Observe different types of dinosaurs as the tour winds through tropical forests, an abandoned launch site and a frozen sled track. He might need to use his knowledge and your help to evade some of the pets and return everyone home safely! All ages.
On the beautiful planet Goloka on the slopes of the sacred Govardhan Hill, little Prince Gopal together with his friends grazes herds of cattle. Breaking a tradition of giving honors to Lord Indra, Gopal angered Indra, who decided to avenge himself on the villagers and Gopal. Who will help Gopal and stop ruthless Lord Indra? This film enchants and tells a traditional tale using a young medium. (26min.) All ages.
Let it Snow
A celebration of traditional Christmas songs performed by well-known artists, plus colourful and fascinating animations. This feast of singalong music has with it some examples of modern full dome artwork. A feast of colour for everyone and the perfect show for pre-Christmas entertainment. (30min.) All ages.