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 theatres that make you feel the uniqueness and beauty of our Solar system.
“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…
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 thorugh 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 marvelling at the endless wonders of the Universe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting- edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.