Full Dome Native

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
The Man from the 9 Dimensions
2016
29

“How does the Universe work?  How was it even created?”  Growing up, everyone has thought about these fundamental questions, but there are still people who keep searching for the answers — Scientists.

Scientists are seeking a certain person.  His name is T.o.E.  If they catch him, all the mysteries of the physical world will be solved.  The scientists are finally able to locate him, but the moment they try to catch him, he escapes with ease.  He says, “Welcome to my world,” and invites us to a fantastical journey.

He traverses space and time, from the world of the infinitesimally small to the vastness of the macroscopic world of space, and from the present day to the distant past, up to the birth of the Universe.  What lies at the end of this journey is something that will change how we perceive reality forever.

Who in the world is T.o.E.?  Will the scientists catch him?  The journey beyond dimensions starts now.

The Moon
2012
19

Enrich discussion, live teaching, and interaction in the planetarium experiences you provide your audiences!  The Moon modular planetarium program incorporates live interactive planetarium teaching with a planetarium program that has been designed in a modular nature.  This program has been produced to be used with modern fulldome technology for classic planetariums with a single flat screen projector/DVD set-up.  It targets grades K through 2 and focuses on observations of the moon.  The program comes with live interaction lessons that could be used in between the pre-recorded modules of the program or as stand-alone lessons.  Further, additional related hands-on activities can be demonstrated and discussed to round out a complete learning experience on lunar observation by early elementary students.

The Search for Life: Are We Alone?
24

The Search for Life launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time—from the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos —- to explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets.  Narrated by Academy Award–nominated actor Harrison Ford, this thought-provoking Space Show will reveal countless worlds that may harbor life.

The Searcher
2012
27

Encounter The Searcher, a visitor from another galaxy, and join him on an adventure through time and space as he searches for his lost civilization.  This science fiction adventure is based on real science and features stunning data visualizations of the formation of our Universe, the collision of two galaxies, a spectacular supernova explosion, and a supermassive black hole.  Produced by the Adler Planetarium, The Searcher was written by author and screenwriter, Nick Sagan (son of the famous astronomer Carl Sagan) and features the voice of Tony Award-winning actor, Billy Crudup.

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein
2016
45, 28

The young magician’s apprentice LIMBRADUR is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than in studying for magic school.

When he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, he meets ALBY, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his discoveries about gravity.

ALBY takes LIMBRADUR on a magical journey through time and space where they also learn about friendship and the power of imagination.

The Wall
67
The Weather
2013
15

AVI’s newest interactive modular planetarium program covering the national science standards for weather – grades K-2.

Module One: Using the Senses to Observe Weather and Identifying Cloud Types – Module one will help connect children to the weather around them by encouraging them to use their senses to observe weather.  It will also introduce children to the basic cloud types and how they are associated with specific weather conditions.  The idea of weather forecasting will be presented in this module as well.

Module Two: Describing and Measuring the Weather – This module will introduce children to the basic weather terms that are used to describe weather conditions.  It will also help children identify the appropriate instruments that are used for studying and measuring weather.

Module Three: Identifying the Basic Features of the Water Cycle – The final module will present the major steps of the water cycle.  To help with this concept, children will follow a drop of water through the entire water cycle.

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
2010
24

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash.  The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her.  In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
2007
23

The stalwart heroes of The Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research.  When the Zula gang inadvertently hurts their loyal pet Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on.

Villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into helping with his latest nefarious scheme to rule the universe.  The Zula Patrollers find out and go after him — in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.

Based on the hit TV series, The Zula Patrol, now reaching 200 million households worldwide.

Tilt
2011
25

When the seasons go crazy it’s up to Annie and Max to set things right.  But fixing this will take something extraordinary, and a little help.

Come on a whirlwind adventure as the siblings learn just how the seasons and work, and discover that sometimes, all we need is a new angle on the world.

To Space & Back
25

To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet.  It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.  What is happening above is coming back down to Earth!

Tycho to the Moon
2013
22

Kids love Tycho!  The dog that doesn’t just howl at the moon—he goes there!

Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his young American friends, Ruby and Michael.  Learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface.

Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and watch meteors shoot across the night sky.

Fulldome show Tycho to the Moon is available in both a Northern and Southern hemisphere version.

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
2011
34, 24

Undiscovered Worlds explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist?

Travel to distant stars and fly up close to exotic planets.  Experience the science shifting our perspective on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Vertiges
2014
20

What is time, really?  Vertiges provides a fantastic playground for a skillful exploration of the philosophical, scientific, and artistic aspects of time.  Using fascinating images and a narrative featuring some surprising performances, Vertiges takes us on a disconcerting voyage.  Audiences explore the relativity of time, the absence of time, and time as a sensory sound phenomenon.  And suddenly, our traditional understanding of time comes undone.

Voyager: The Never-Ending Journey
2018
27

The movie tells a thrilling story of the most remarkable space mission in human history.  In 1977 two space probes were launched to explore the farthest planets of the Solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune along with their moons.  These spacecraft greatly enriched our knowledge of the distant worlds.

Now after four decades they explore the interstellar space.  Like two bottles launched into the cosmic ocean, both probes carry an interstellar message – the Golden Record, intended for any alien civilization.

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.

World 2 War
2016
44, 29

The story of World War 2 is coming to the dome!

World 2 War is an action packed fulldome documentary that combines cinematic battle scenes with informative overviews of the battlefield and historic reference from photos and videos.  World 2 War will put you right in the middle of World War 2’s biggest battles!

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.

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