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!
The dream of flying has captivated human imagination since prehistoric times. Even with the advent of aircrafts and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms and fly like a bird?
Wingsuit flight is a groundbreaking phenomenon that has adrenaline junkies traveling the world in search of one exhilarating experience after the next. Our flyers have set records searching out the most exciting locations to take longer and more daring flights. In this epic 40-minute IMAX experience, we catch a ride with some of the best flyers in the world as they journey to incredible mountaintops while teaching us the art and science of human flight. The film is both a first and third person perspective from the flyers themselves and a name Voice Over. It will feature incredible footage from POV helmet cameras, flying drones, and helicopter rigs.
What’s behind the pilot and the suit? How can they fly longer and faster? Will man ever fly without a chute? We answer those questions and more while exploring the burgeoning counter culture of wingsuit pilots, whose lives are dedicated to chasing the thrill and pursuit of human flight.
For the general public, often sharks are lumped into one category … that is feared. However, sharks and consequent shark behavior is incredibly diverse. Most species would be relatively safe to take a “dip” with. However, there are two species that vie for the top predator prize in the community of sharks … the Great White shark and the Bull shark both compete for the distinction as the apex predator of the deep. The Great White is the largest of the carnivorous shark species and are the perfect killing machine. The Bull Shark, although smaller is more aggressive and considered by many experts to be the more dangerous of the two species. They are among the most ferocious of all sharks.
Both species have finely tuned electro-magnetic sensory abilities to locate and hunt prey. In a scientific-first experiment, Shark Wars: The Ultimate Predator will explore how their abilities compare and push their highly developed sensory systems to the limit.
Shark Wars will capture previously unseen shark behavior for the first time on the planet, in virtual darkness, in shark hot spots in Fiji and Australia. Our filming platform will be a revolutionary shark cage, taking its design from the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. Using this cutting edge technology, renowned shark researcher Dr. Will Robbins will conduct an incredible two-phase research experiment to more fully understand the super senses of these fearsome animals to determine which shark is the ultimate predator.
A civilization that rose to become the envy of the world, only to disappear … a mystery waiting to be unlocked by modern archaeologists, scientists and explorers.
Following an epic spree of religious building whose scale and ambition rivals the pyramids of Egypt, Angkor is the scene of one of the greatest vanishing acts of all time. The Khmer kingdom lasted from the 9th to the 15th centuries and at its height dominated a large swathe of South-East Asia from Myanmar to the west to Vietnam in the East. As many as one million people lived in Angkor, the capital, which sprawled across an area the size of New York’s five boroughs, making it the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. By the late 16th Century, the once resplendent capital of the empire, with its thousands of elaborate temples and religious monuments, was being overrun by the surrounding jungles.
Many experts have attempted to provide answers, and theories abound. 1300 carved inscriptions survive on temple doorjambs but the Khmer people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. This will be a visually stunning film … an epic adventure where science, mystery and ancient civilization intersect.
Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions. In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals. Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery. Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.
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?
In the year 2515 the planet Earth is being destroyed by an unknown alien force. Out of nowhere, robots rained down to take control and destroy all living things. Xterminators are the planets last hope. These are highly advance humanoid robots created to battle and destroy the alien forces.
Area 13 is an outpost located deep in the California desert and is responsible for the destruction of a nearby Xterminator lodgment facility. All were lost except one. It’s up to the last remaining Xterminator to fight back and destroy Area 13.
On the street of a little town a girl stares at the beautifully decorated cake through the window of the bakery. As soon as the girl leaves the bakery, the fairies on the cake become alive and start to make a special cake for the girl. Enjoy the thrilling adventure as the fairies cook the cake!
UFO Experience takes shape with the inclusion of high definition stereoscopic imagery that has been captured from the world’s most famous locations such as the deep south glaciers, fjords and mountains. We take passengers for an exhilarating ride through the world’s historic landscapes and beyond into the outer realms of the universe. Join us for an exciting adventure …