PROJECTION: 2D

Mission Earth
2019
33

Our Earth is so beautiful.  The small blue planet we call our home, in the midst of the cold and dark of the universe.  From high up in space we see the fairytale glow of the polar lights, the immensity of hurricanes, but also man’s impact on the environment.

Fulldome show Mission Earth takes you on a journey high up into space.  You get the best views of our home planet from an altitude of 40,000 kilometres.  It’s the ideal vantage point for discerning the diversity and beauty of our Earth.  The dancing of the polar lights has a mesmerizing effect, while the trajectory of a hurricane across the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking.  It’s also a perspective that allows humankind’s impact on the environment to be spotted.

The fragile interaction of the forces of nature is out of balance: the ice caps in the polar regions and glaciers in the Alps are retreating, sea levels are rising, and greenhouse gases in the protective atmosphere are increasing year on year.  It’s high time we took care of our wonderful planet.

Mission Earth begins now!

Mice and the Moon
2017
16

A tale about two little mice Pip and Chip who wondered if anybody bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky?  The bats didn’t know the answer, neither did the Wise Owl.

Luckily, Pip and Chip met two astronomy-savvy robots who explained what the Moon is indeed.  They told about the Moon Mares without any water or Moon fish, showed the Moon craters trough the telescope.  Pip and Chip were so impressed they wished they could fly to the Moon one day!

This fairy-tale is for curious kids.  It helps to answer some questions about the Moon and explains important scientific facts in a friendly way.

Mice and the Moon is a fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Dancing Among the Stars
2020
25

A beautiful animated look at the motions of the Earth in space that lead to the cycles of the day and night and the parade of the seasons throughout the year as well as the turning of the stars in the sky at night.

Subjects that can be challenging and complex, yet important to understand, are made colorful and clear.

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theatres.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica
2020
41, 21

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago.  Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians.  Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision.  Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation, and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change.  Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana.  Welcome to Antarctica.

National Parks Adventure
2016
44

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.  Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.  Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Denali
2017
53

Denali, which was once called Mount McKinley, is North America’s highest peak.  At its towering glacier-clad summit elevation of 6,190 meters above sea level, the temperature is 30 degrees below zero Celsius even in the middle of summer.  The condition there is so extreme that it has claimed some lives of explorers.

In 2016 Daisuke Sasaki, a Japanese climber and skier, embarked on an extraordinary undertaking – a one-push ski descent down the hill of the Cassin Ridge on the Southwest Face of Denali.  The steep slope that drops directly down to a valley looks as if soaring almost vertically to climbers.

NHK closely followed and captured Sasaki’s great adventure in 4K using eight UHD cameras.  The huge precipitous slope plumbing down at inclines of up to 55 degrees, dozens of meters deep crevasses silently gaping in the gentle-white snow cap, and avalanches tumbling rapidly down the slopes that are caused by unusual weather – all the spectacles Sasaki met at the most beautiful but the most precarious mountain in North America were filmed in a stunning quality.

Denali, however, did not so easily allow the daredevil skier to accomplish his ambitious attempt.  A slip fall of a team member, who was injured in the accident, nearly discouraged him to continue his bid on the unprecedented decent, but instigated by warm supports from his team members and his profound adoration for Naomi Uemura, a great predecessor and his countryman, Sasaki decided to resume his adventure.  And at last in 38 days Sasaki pulled off the stunning feat.

This is a story about a man who made a record success in the world of big-mountain skiing.  In a series of suspenseful scenes of his perilous adventure into the magnificent mountain and the breathtaking decent from its ridge, it will get across the viewers how deeply the impulse for exploration dwells in our human species.  His adventurous spirit will spark their sporting blood …

Passport to the Universe
2010
19

What is our place in the cosmos?  In the American Museum of Natural History’s iconic space show Passport to the Universe, this question is answered as visitors travel through the observable universe to explore our “cosmic address.”  In an unforgettable experience, cutting-edge science creates images of unprecedented realism and accuracy as viewers begin to understand the true enormity of the cosmos.  A captivating explanation of fundamental cosmology, Passport to the Universe is an “evergreen” presentation—always relevant, always educationally important, always illuminating.

Worlds Beyond Earth
2020
25

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic worlds that orbit our Sun.

Based on authentic scientific data from groundbreaking space missions, Worlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating adventure through our cosmic neighborhood.  Immersive visualizations showcase the solar system with unprecedented accuracy, including a landing on the cratered surface of our own Moon, a dramatic flight through the swirling rings of Saturn, and soaring encounters with distant worlds of active volcanoes and buried oceans.

Featuring breathtaking visuals and cutting-edge science, Worlds Beyond Earth is a dazzling celebration of the Age of Exploration and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible.

Worlds Beyond Earth was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Music – A Dream of Sound
25
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
2010
30

Travel with brother-and-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House® as they proceed to answer questions left for them in a mysterious note signed “–M.”

They first wish themselves to an observatory where they meet an astronomer who helps them answer the first few questions on the note. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books, and the note’s author, Jack and Annie are then taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.

Let this exciting voyage carry you to the planets and far out into the universe where the duo nearly … well, you’ll have to find out yourself. The adventure is just beginning!

The Adventures of Rosetta & Philae
27

Once upon a time there was a space probe called Rosetta, which was shot into the night sky.  She was embarking on a long, long journey with the aim of unveiling the secrets of our solar system.  On board was her constant companion, the lander Philae.  The destination of their journey was comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Join Rosetta and her lander Philae on a wonderful journey to the comet Chury.  They travelled for more than ten years and experienced lots of exciting things along the way.  Little Philae eventually managed to land on the comet and explore it more
closely.  Come along on the adventure and find out what secrets Philae and Rosetta were able to unveil.

On the long journey from Earth into space, you’ll hear from Rosetta and Philae what it takes technically and scientifically to explore a comet up close.  You’ll also find out what fascinating insights have been gained from comets, these “dirty snowballs” that travel through space.  The dome adaption of ESA’s great cartoon about the Rosetta Mission will entertain and educate children and adults alike.

The Wall
67
The Dark Side of the Moon
43
The Search for Life in Space
2016
32

Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything — signs of life, somewhere else in the universe.

With stunning imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, this new giant screen film takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and the thermal vents deep beneath the sea.  In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold.  As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of life on planets like our own, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Are we alone?”

The Search for Life in Space is a December Media film produced in association with Film Victoria Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.  The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

The Trolley
2018
46

The Trolley propels giant screen audiences through the great cities of the globe to tell the story of one of civilization’s most remarkable inventions.  Step aboard the talented electric trolley for a ride across the eras and through thirty-nine cities and sixteen countries …

Perfected in the 19th century workshop of American inventor Frank Sprague, the first functional electric trolley was embraced as a miracle of the electric age—a device that could rid streets of suffocating piles of horse manure and flies and even re-invent civilization.  And it did.

The electric streetcar, tram or trolley was a ride that changed everything.  Across a century-and-a-half, trolleys carried billions of people to work and play and home again.  Gifted with extreme efficiency and an egalitarian outlook, the device helped revitalize and re-build the urban landscape.

Created expressly for giant IMAX® screens The Trolley propels audiences on a kinetic, electrifying and music-charged journey through great cities across the globe, revealing the trolley’s own roller coaster ride: from humble birth to explosive, world-transforming success, to near obliteration in the automobile age, to its technological renaissance in the 21st century.  From the trolley’s kinetic vantage, we witness a century and-a-half of explosive change and discover the hidden magic of the trolley itself.

Cuba
2019
44

Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change.  The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit.  Cuba will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.

Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation.  Filmed exclusively for the giant screen format, Cuba reveals why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world.  Cuba is produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.

Hidden Pacific
2019
40, 23

Hidden Pacific is a pioneering film that profiles some of the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful islands and marine national monuments — breathtaking places that will leave audiences with a deep-felt appreciation for the beauty of nature untouched by civilization.  The storied histories of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls – from the WWII Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives – provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human stories.  Hidden Pacific is produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated organizations.

Volcanoes: The Fires Within
2019
52

Volcanoes: The Fires Within will take audiences around the world with National Geographic photographer, Carsten Peter, to get dangerously close to volcanoes. Audiences will learn about how volcanoes have impacted humans for millennia — from continents, to ecosystems, to wildlife habitats.

Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars
2013
55, 24

This live-action fulldome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation.  Learn how to read the stars and interpret the winds and waves to navigate without modern instruments.  The film tells the story of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the recovery of the nearly lost art and science of traditional, non-instrument navigation in Hawaii.

The film stands on its own as a 25-minute show but can be extended to an hour by integrating live, instructor-led elements to immerse the audience in an interactive learning experience.  The first two live segments build to the third: a virtual trip from Hawaii to Tahiti and back with the audience determining when they have returned to Hawaii.

The Little Star That Could
2009
36, 25

The Little Star That Could has been reproduced by Audio Visual Imagineering and Brevard Community College for the digital full dome era with computer graphic animation.  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.  Have no fear; the story basically remains the same with all of your favorite stars!  For those of you who are not familiar with the show, The Little Star That Could is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm.  Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies.  Eventually, Little Star finds his planets.  Each planet is introduced to your audiences with basic information about our Solar System.  Talented artists responsible for the new show include Mark Howard and Joe Tucciarone of the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium in Cocoa, FL.  Directed by Willie Castro of Willie Castro Animation, Inc.  The new musical score was produced by John Avarese of JAV Productions.