There are disturbing indications that Earth is warming up; increased global temperature, variations in frequency and intensity of rain, extreme meteorological phenomena, ice retreating of glaciers, and the North Pole and advancing desertification.
Earth experiences periodically altered climate, with periods of ice ages and warmth, even in the last millennium. Some scientists say these are natural periods with climate variations due to solar activity changes and orbital variations of the planet.
However, other experts claim that Man is primarily responsible for current climate changes.
In this sense, it was found that since the beginning of the industrial revolution there has been polluting gases detected and temperature rise across the globe.
Lately, the impact on Earth has taken on major proportions it seems. The massive use of fossil fuels (coal, oil), extensive breading of cattle, the disappearance of forests, and the great expansion of rice cultivation has skyrocketed the gases in the atmosphere; i.e. “greenhouse gases” such as CO2 and methane, with the possible effect of increase in global temperature.
The effects are already noticeable. If persisting, this trend may upset the natural system of distribution of heat on Earth, causing the total melting of Greenland and Antarctica, causing a significant rise in sea level that would flood coasts and coastal cities. Desertification that would vast areas could also be triggered causing the extinction of natural habitats, animal species, and even indigenous populations.
Man must investigate and attempt to redirect these alterations caused to the global climate by using cleaner energy and conserve the ecosystems attempting to compensate for the emissions of greenhouse gases. This requires the involvement from every instance of society; political, business as well as individual.
MOLES‘s 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. Plato is fascinated by the light that penetrates the entrance to his home. Sometimes it is lit; sometimes it is off … Why could that be? Our young friend is desperate to see what is out there in the outside world and one day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the sun and the moon, and the stars!
Plato’s best friends are Alfa, Beta, and Gamma with whom he loves to sing … and go treasure hunting! Good thing that the professor Socrates keeps an eye on our young friends … as sometimes things can get a little out of hand! The story has been inspired by the Greek philosopher Plato’s “Myth of the Cave.”
In this co-production of Antares FullDome Productions and Mediuscula, young 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. The animated characters and the attractive backdrops of this full dome entertainment show will keep the audience captivated.
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. The most dramatic evidence for this collisional history of solar system evolution are the impact craters found on almost all the bodies in the solar system, including Earth. These surface scars tell us the formation history of planets, moons, and rings was violent. Yet today, we live in a relatively stable solar system, made possible by the shattering collisions that shaped our worlds.
This program gives us a unique look at the formation of the solar system by tracing the role that collisions played throughout its history. Beginning with the condensation of the initial cloud of gas and cosmic dust, we explore the history of planetary formation and the mechanism of accretion that played an important role in shaping the worlds of the solar system.
Travel to a unique planet — to call your home!
Imagine that you are a traveler from the depths of interstellar space. As you approach our solar system, what will you find? Long before you reach the Sun, you traverse the Oort cloud, the deep freeze at the outermost reaches. You pass by the gas giants and their families of moons and rings. Finally, you reach the inner solar system, and the rocky worlds of Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury. If you were looking for a place to call home, which world would YOU choose?
From the cold frontier inhabited by the dwarf planets of the outer solar system to the warmth of the Sun, any self-respecting traveler would ultimately be drawn to Earth, to explore and understand how this planet alone has come to be an ideal haven for life. Discover seasonal climate changes, and witness wondrous visions from the surface of this unique world — Moon phases and eclipses. Come along for the ride, and see our neighborhood in space from a new perspective.
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.
In the learned company of a cartoon Einstein, this show takes audiences on a tour of the major astronomical milestones of the last 3,000 years — from the cosmological models of antiquity, through the Ptolemaic system of epicycles, to the contributions of Copernicus, Newton, Hubble and many others. We explore the discoveries made possible by the use of technology — from the first telescope used by Galileo — to modern ones in use on Earth and in space. All have revealed the beauty of the cosmos.
Come along for an exploration of nebulae, pulsars, and black holes and 3,000 years of astronomy exploration!
500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.
The Moon has always captivated humanity, inspiring us to leave the world behind and venture into space. Come on an amazing adventure as we strive to understand our magnificent neighbor the Moon.
Taking place across the night of a full moon, we join a Virtual Reality games developer as she struggles to work out what is wrong with her new game. The game is set on the Moon and it is all based on real science. It’s due for launch, but there’s a problem. Could the bug be something to do with the phases of the Moon or how it was formed?
NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet, and they’re building the technology to get us there! Destination Mars: The New Frontier gives audiences an up-close look at humanity’s most epic endeavor. Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
Little ABC is a fulldome series of three episodes: “The Light,” “The Clouds,” and “The Meteorites.”
The whole series is part of an initiative that aims to boost educational content in a format that is attractive, approachable and didactic for smaller children (3-7 years old).
The themes used are those that are most accessible for these youngsters, developed in a way that arouses interest and stimulates the senses to boost their understanding of their surroundings in a world that is full of so many questions.
Various resources are used to achieve such goal, including character animation, a cartoon-like aesthetic, music, and children songs.
In February 2013 an one man made the incredible – a space jump. He jumped from an altitude more then 120,000 feet, broke the speed of sound in freefall, and set several world records. Millions people all over the world watched his jump online.
After landing he said, “In my mind, I did that jump many times. I was ready to go.”
Do you want to feel what it is to jump from the edge of space?
Flight of Fancy will put you in this man’s place, you will see our planet from space with his eyes, get over the fear of a “death spin,” and experience amazing virtual G-forces!
The show combines the newest fulldome technology and excellent computer graphics. The 3D effect all around you will make you the hero of the show.
Flight of Fancy is not just a space jump; it is an extreme adventure within the human imagination. Many worlds that we create in our mind are passing by, one after another, with the speed of thought.
Take your own flight of fancy!
For planetariums and digital dome theatres.
In the same way astronomers look up at the stars, trees reach up to the sky. They are the giants of plant evolution, reaching towards the light of the Sun.
Trees, forests and all the greenery of Planet Earth work together with the air, water and sun to maintain all life on our planet. Therefore, the trees in the park or in the rainforest can tell us astounding things about our environment and the planetary cycles which shape them.
Follow us on an impressive journey into the Earth’s climate and the significance of the forest – between night and day, through the seasons and ice-ages.
“The Green Planet – 3D” is a fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.
Water is a basic condition for the emergence of life. This relatively simple compound, consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, is found on Earth in gaseous, liquid, and solid forms.
Water accounts for most of Earth’s surface. Water makes up most of our body by weight. However, one fundamental question is left unanswered: where did all that water came from?
Perhaps, the answer is more complex than anyone might expect.
Join us on a captivating journey outside the confines of space and time. Along the way, we will show you well-known objects, e.g. Venus and the asteroids and comets in our solar system, as well as some lesser-known objects, such as our nearest stellar neighbours.
We will journey through the beauties of our galaxy, our galactic neighbours, and all the way to the very edge of the known universe.
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. What is happening above is coming back down to Earth!
The story of World War 2 is coming to the dome!
World 2 War is an action packed fulldome documentary that combines cinematic battle scenes with informative overviews of the battlefield and historic reference from photos and videos. World 2 War will put you right in the middle of World War 2’s biggest battles!
James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic sea ice. They become friends, talk about their respective regions, and observe the stars together wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth. Novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery by reasoning and observation. Thanks to the rigor of James and the inventive genius of Vladimir, their scientific adventure leads them to build an observatory and then an improvised spaceship. During a trip around the Earth, extended to Mars and Saturn, they get their answer and discover that the planets have similarities but also differences.
Polaris is a playful story combining pedagogy and astonishing 3D effects. Addressing astronomical concepts such as the tilt of the Earth’s axis, planetary types, and ice in the solar system, the show also introduces key elements of the scientific method.
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.
Are the planets that orbit our star what distinguishes it from the others? Are there also extra solar planets that revolve around other stars? If that was the case, could it be that there are inhabitable worlds like Earth?
The endless variety of the Solar System is barely a reflection of the infinite diversity of the Universe. But, until now, we only know of one planet where life has developed … ours!
Astronomers on Earth study the movements of the stars searching for planets in other suns.
Using unique instruments, they observe thousands of stars at the same time; minute by minute, measuring the amount of light from each one of them with extreme precision, and detecting if one of them periodically changes brightness, even if the change is barely perceptible, by one part per ten thousand. Scientists who analyze the gathered data are able to tell if the star is a candidate for having at least one planet.
Scientists hope one day to find life somewhere on one of the extra solar planets, even if only in the form of microorganisms. This would be a historical discovery. Could one of these worlds be suitable for the development of life?
The search for extra solar planets focuses on the neighboring stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way, but this doesn’t mean they are close to us. Our galaxy is enormous, so enormous that a ray of light takes more than one hundred thousand years to cross from one side to the other.
However, if there is an extra-terrestrial civilization in our galactic vicinity, they just may have noticed our presence because, without intending to, we have been transmitting signals for quite a long time.
Exotic worlds we might one day get to know, with their clouds of unusual components, or volcanoes shooting unthinkable substances into space. And, who knows, we may find our galaxy travel companions there with forms of life we can’t begin to imagine; and they will be, finally, proof that we are not alone in this minute drop of the cosmic ocean.