Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history came true.
Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the history of aviation. The aim of the film is to present the development of aviation through the ages in an interesting an innovative way. It presents the milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.
Rich fulldome visuals, beautiful music composed for the show and a poetic narration makes this show an exceptional artwork. The message to the viewers is to be open to new ideas and to pursue our dreams.
If it weren’t for a series of cataclysmic events; a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could still be the domain of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs fascinate us so much, that many people wish they were among us. Fortunately, Dinosaurs 3D will be the closest thing to actually being in the presence of these extraordinary creatures. Deeply rooted in science, the film carries the audience back in time to witness these amazing beasts come to life.
Meet the largest living animals to have ever walked the Earth: the titanesque plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore, that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex!
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs. Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.
Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant IMAX ® screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us. From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive … in a big way!
Beginning in the 1920s, AMNH scientist and adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews, who is believed to be the inspiration for the Indiana Jones character, led five expeditions to the Gobi Desert. Andrews and his team found hundreds of dinosaur remains, many new to science, including the first Velociraptor, the first dinosaur nests with eggs, and fossils of early mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous Period. Andrews also happened to take along a Hollywood cameraman with him to film the expedition’s discovery. This rare and beautifully preserved footage, juxtaposed against the large-format footage of today’s expeditions, provides audiences with a unique perspective into field paleontology over time.
Following in the footsteps of Andrews, AMNH paleontologists, Mike Novacek and Mark Norell, have been making annual expeditions to the Gobi every summer since 1990. Some of the greatest dinosaur fossils ever found have come from the Gobi. Collapsing sand dunes quickly and completely covered whole communities of animals, preserving them until the skeletons are exposed today by erosion. One of the most dramatic sequences in the film features a Velociraptor and a Protoceratops locked in mortal combat as a sand dune sweeps over them and kills them. The famous fossil of these fighting dinosaurs shows that they died in a deadly embrace, claws and jaws still grasping at each other. Great dinosaur moments like these, actual fossilized stories, are brought back to life through state-of-the-art CGI.
Dinosaurs Alive will also introduce audiences to the breakthrough discoveries taking place under the towering red sandstone buttes and rock chimneys in northern New Mexico. Since the 1940s, AMNH scientists have uncovered excellent specimens at the mysterious Ghost Ranch, where erosion has cut down through the many levels of sediment to expose fossils of the earliest dinosaurs from the Triassic Period, some 230 million years ago. At that time reptiles still ruled the earth and dinosaurs were actually modest in size—no larger than a cat, dog, or human. Dinosaurs exploded in diversity and size during the later Jurassic Period. Scientists have recently discovered a “monster” buried near Ghost Ranch. It was a long-necked sauropod called Seismosaurus—meaning ‘thunder lizard’—that was a massive 121 feet long. In the film, audiences will witness this behemoth thundering about on screen, in stark contrast to the more diminutive Triassic dinosaurs.
Finally, in an exciting development captured by our cameras, Novacek and Norell, travel to the site and inspect an extraordinary discovery made by AMNH graduate students — one of the oldest dinosaurs ever found in North America. The film will show how the fossil was discovered, protected in a plaster jacket, carefully removed from the rock, and studied at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Dinosaurs Alive shows how new scientific insights are sometimes built from previous discoveries, and each new generation of paleontologists continues the legacy of people like Roy Chapman Andrews.
Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea is a stop-motion, 3D animated adventure explaining one of the greatest geological events in the history of the Earth: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents. From racing across the landscape atop Dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the Earth, Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea is the perfect educational glimpse at the tectonic forces that forged our world. It is the ultimate field trip!
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.
DarkStar Adventure is an engaging fulldome show for viewers of all ages. After spending three years at her father’s astronomy research station on a dusty, dying planet, Subrah, a teenager bored by science, is excited about leaving – and not a moment too soon.
The planet’s sun is about to explode and it’s time to evacuate. When a technical glitch launches Subrah’s father into space without her, she is faced with the biggest challenge of her life – making her own getaway and returning safely home again.
Join Subrah, and her robot helper Sweeps, on an unforgettable voyage of discovery as they unravel a cosmic riddle that points the way to planet Bekenal. You’ll witness the awesome power of a supernova, explore the heart of a gaseous nebula, visit exotic pulsars and learn to keep a safe distance from a black hole!
With a cast of animated characters, an engaging “lost in space” storyline, roller-coaster ride special effects, and a winning combination of science and entertainment, DarkStar Adventure is fun for the whole family.
This full dome show is a story of a boy who wants to be an astronomer, dreams about an unbelievable Space Mission. The aim of this Space Mission is to contact a Cosmic Civilization. In the Spaceship, Chandragupta, the 123 astronaut men & women go on a journey of no return. Long before the spaceship reaches its destination, the heroes would have spent all their lives in the space and the mission will be complete only by their descendants after many generations. Watch this spectacular and immersive show to know more about this mission, nature of universe and cosmic civilization.
Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure takes you on a a voyage to the outer reaches of our solar system in search of worlds that might support life.
Travel faster than the speed of light, from the limits of our solar system to the Sun, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for over 400 years. And multicolored rings float suspended in space.
Imagine yourself lying in the grass in the countryside on a beautiful summer night, watching the stars … This odyssey through the beauty and mystery of the cosmos is accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack composed of selected symphonic works by Philip Glass. Audiences will feel as though they’ve been catapulted through the Earth’s atmosphere and into space, where they’ll find themselves marveling at the endless wonders of the Universe.
Described only in books, Cocomong dreams of what it would be like to really travel through space. And then all too quickly Halley appears out of nowhere! To protect the last remaining star ball, the alien kid from Titan makes an emergency landing on Fridge Land. His parents were kidnapped by Virus King who plans to rule the universe once all the stars balls are put together. Halley needs the help of Cocomong and his friends to save his parents and get the other star balls back, but Titan is further away than Mars or Jupiter, and nearer to Saturn. Will our rescuers be able to travel all the way safely? “We’ll never know until we get there!,” says Cocomong as they embark on a rescue mission and so begins their adventure through space.
Seen by millions worldwide, Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations, to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen. Audiences will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Scientific research suggests that our neurochemistry opens the door to cognitive learning through emotional and right-brain engagement, and without creating this deeper, memorable experience, the human brain does not learn. Humans absorb what they feel not what they are taught, and this is what drives action. After one Bella Gaia show, NASA funded survey results show a 90% conversion rate in audiences reporting a greater understanding of our earth, and a more than doubling in the response of people who feel a more personal relationship with the Earth in their personal lives (31% -> 64%).
Bella Gaia captures the Overview Effect*, using satellite imagery of Earth, time lapses, cultural heritage footage, NASA data visualizations, dance, and an award-winning customized musical score to present a spectacular journey around the planet that illuminates the connections between natural systems and human activities through an immersive storytelling method threaded by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.
Bella Gaia transforms complex scientific data into an accessible audio-visual experience to expand public understanding of global challenges we face and inspire audiences to act as stewards for our shared resources.
A “Living Atlas” journey of our planet, Bella Gaia creates a direct experience and connection with the creative forces of Earth. Bella Gaia‘s powerful methodology transcends politics or belief systems and has been proven so effective that astronauts say the experience is an accurate simulation of space flight, NASA funds Bella Gaia‘s education program on Earth Science & Environmental Responsibility, and climate change skeptics have been converted after seeing one show.
The Bella Gaia program offers customized solo or ensemble performances, often paired with online engagement activities and educational workshops to deepen cognitive learning. In live presentations to over 200,000 individuals of all ages worldwide, audience members report that the Bella Gaia experience leads to a significant change in their personal perspective of Earth and a better grasp of how humans impact it.
* “The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution,” Author: Frank White.
Most will never experience the exhilaration of seeing a half-ton-grizzly bear in the wild — but now people of all ages are daring to get closer than ever before to some of the largest predators on the planet.
From the safety of giant-screen theaters worldwide, of course.
From black bears in Montana to polar bears in the arctic, the National Wildlife Federation’s fourth giant-screen film, Bears, features a fresh view of these powerful, majestic and often misunderstood animals in the full glory of their natural habitat, and highlights the universal threats to bear populations.
Cool Cities is an immersive global journey that explores how science and technology together with a cultural renaissance are opening the door to a sustainable future in many of the world’s most iconic mega-cities. The film will offer a practical vision for more livable cities that all people of all continents can connect with and be part of. We will showcase the human stories and real solutions that provide hope for a planet that cannot only survive, but thrive for countless generations to come.
The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure, and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.
In March 2015, a team from the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium travelled to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to spend many frigid nights filming no fewer than 179,000 images of the northern lights in 360°. The crew had the perfect conditions to observe these shimmering waves of light beneath a clear sky far from sources of light pollution. In these northern regions, aurorae borealis are visible 240 nights a year on average.
The show is about the life cycle of Stars. From the birth of star in a stellar nursery to its journey towards a black hole or supernova, Astralis explains these phenomena in a very easy narrative. With the eye catchy visuals and lovely music, the show works for all age groups including school audience.