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Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
8 Scoops of the Milky Way
2013
20

In the side arm of spiral galaxy Milky Way we share a small home with a fascinating neighborhood of 8 wondrous Planets and a powerful Sun.  These Planets are so different from each other that they hardly can be called from one family, yet they create a perfect harmony.  From the burning Sun, lava-ish surface of Venus to the huge stormy belts of Jupiter or the unimaginably beautiful eclipse of Saturn, 8 Scoops of Milky Way is full of never seen footages meant for dome theaters that make you feel the uniqueness and beauty of our Solar system.

Alexandria: The Cradle of Astronomy
2015
22

Alexandria: the Cradle of Astronomy, the first BA Planetarium Show Production, introduces us to the eminent scientists of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, who laid the foundations of Astronomy; the likes of Aristarchus of Samos, Eratosthenes, Apollonius, Hipparchus, Claudius Ptolemy, Theun the Alexandrian, and his daughter Hypatia, whose cruel death marked the end of a glorious era … An era that is now being resurrected at the New Library of Alexandria …

Alma
2014
29

This program is about ALMA.  ALMA stands for Atacama Large Millimeter/ Submillimeter Array. It’s a state-of-the-art telescope based on the latest design and manufacturing technologies with the aims of exploring unknown regions of the universe.  It started it full-scale operation in 2013.

Amigos: Inside the Human Body
2013
29

Amigos is an incredible journey to the inside of the human body, where the audience will not only learn what the different parts of the body are and where they are situated, but also how to look after it and keep it healthy through hygiene tips, a good diet and a healthy life style in general.

Astralis
2014
14

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.

Astronaut
2006
23

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken.  What does it take to be part of this incredible journey?  What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut.  Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.

Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad,’ our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
2009
34

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!

Aurora: Lights of Wonder
2016
29

The Aurora is the greatest wonder a human can experience in nature.

Now, you can experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K x 4K real-time VR video.

Animations and CG were used to depict auroral myths and science behind the aurora.

Aurorae
2015
33

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.

Back to the Moon for Good
2013
25

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.

Bella Gaia
2016
26

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.

Big
2001
20

Big. One of the most asked questions about the universe is: How big is it?  And thats one of the hardest to answer.

Big has been produced to tackle the question and does so by taking the audience on an immersive journey to the far reaches of the universe that we are currently able to observe.  Along the way, the audience is introduced to the concept of the speed of light, and they meet a huge range of objects to spark their imagination.

Unlike any show you have seen before, Big combines a light-hearted storytelling style with computer animation, stop-motion character animation (clay animation), laser graphics, and a surround sound musical score to bring a really big subject down to Earth.

Biography of the Universe
2014
24
Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown
2007
28

Witness what would happen if you got too close to one and see how a black hole is able to warp time and space.  No longer the stuff of science fiction, the discovery of the black hole has been a triumph of modern science, an incredible journey from imagination to reality.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
2007
23

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.

Capcom Go! The Apollo Story
2019
24

An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon, It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers engineers, thinkers, and dreamers of the future.

Capturing the Cosmos
2016
26

Astronomers today are exploring the universe on a grand scale.  But knowing what’s out there is just the first step.  Putting the pieces together to unlock the mysteries of the universe is the ultimate goal.

Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush, discover the new astronomy being carried out under the breathtaking skies of the Australian outback.  What new things will we learn about the Cosmos?

Cell! Cell! Cell!
2012
24

Audience members will join characters Raj and Sooki to dive into the busy world of cells, watching ‘alien trees’ and wriggling ‘slugs’ fly past on a giant 360° Fulldome screen.

This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are.

Chaos and Order
2012
50

Fulldome-video feature show for planetariums and dome theatres about the beauty of mathematics.

Chronicle of a Journey to Earth
2008
20

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.