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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
For planetariums and digital dome theatres.
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.
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.