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Wednesday 27 of June
Kyma - Power of Waves
Launched at Montreal Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in May 2017 and seen by more than 100,000 viewers, Kyma transports audiences into a 360-degree allegorical tale of how our universe—and everyone in it—is composed of waves. Exploring everything from music to light, from the smallest particle to vast galaxies, Kyma is a voyage through the wavelength of life, a stunning and immersive show that combines the skills of artists, musicians and acrobats.
A journey through painting and space, and a piece of experimental filmmaking, Beyond Infinity mixes visual abstraction, a haunting musical score by musicians Nazar Rybak, Jack White and Jon Wright, and 360 degree projection to take the viewer beyond the boundaries of the cosmos into the parallel world of artistic creation. The film reflects on the physical universe, its dark side. It brings painting into full-dome cinema to challenge and push the traditional usage of the two media.
The Endless Road
An astrophotographer is looking for the perfect picture of the starry sky.T o achieve this difficult task, he gets away from enlightened big cities and travels to clear skies. His path will be traced by the Argentinian sites where the best sky observation devices are located, that is, the astronomical telescopes. He will soon realize that his passion for the celestial sphere is a joint trip that involves not only astronomers, but also engineers, technicians, and other personnel in order to take amazing stills oft he sky.
A Journey Through The Solar System
Our space probes have explored all eight planets. Thus we can envision today the exciting vistas that astronauts of the future might experience!
This short film shows real starry starry nights of American West. You can sit on the planetarium and travel to famous places such as the Grand Canyon, Arches, Monument Valley and etc.
This was made with 8K ultra high resolution using several cameras. Your theater is not 8K? It still looks great at 6K and 4K
Astrobiology : Asteroids
Show the meteorites and asteroids that are fallen in Mexico
"Hello Earth” is the 2nd fulldome animation of the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium. It will take you on a journey through landmark moments of the history of communication: you will fly over the mythical Babel Tower, see the first pictograms – paintings in Lascaux Cave, pay a visit to Johannes Gutenberg, visit a surrealistic library, witness the 1st ever phone call, see the beginnings of the Internet and launch of the Voyager. You will immerse into Space and who knows – maybe you will hear someone seeking contact with you?
Einstein's Gravity Playlist
Einstein’s Gravity Playlist explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916. A century later, scientists detected these waves using precise laser devices here on Earth. Join Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.
Our Violent Planet
We live out our lives on our planet’s fractured crust, “plates” that pull apart, collide, grind past each other and even sink below one another, producing violent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and catastrophic walls of water known as tsunamis.
It's a visual and cosmic journey, that explores how life emerges from automated processes. Animations come from the same noise generation system the "fractal brownian motion". This abstract journey is a sensory experience,. Veins, cells, seems to appear in these abstracts patterns, their movements suggest life growth, evolution, death and rebirth. You could recognize cosmic shapes : aurora borealis, storms ... seem to blend with organic shapes.
The Epic of the Peak - Chronicle of the Starship
Documentary to cover more than a century of stories rich in scientific missions and human adventures at 2800 meters altitude.
Passeport to the Universe
Since its premiere at the Hayden Planetarium in NY, the American Museum of Natural History’s inaugural space show Passport to the Universe has been experienced by millions of people around the world. Updated in Dec 2017, this renowned space show has been fully modernized : rendered in 8K at 60FPS and featuring cutting-edge visualizations of the latest scientific data including updated surface maps and new exploratory space missions.
The Planets 360 - Modern Edition
The Planets 360 is a re-imagining of British composer Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite. It uses the awe-inspiring Fulldome format to create a sonically driven and immersive experience. Each movement is self-contained so that the perfect playlist for each audience can be created by choosing classic or contemporary interpretations of each planet. The show aims to bring new audiences to the dome by fusing art, music and science into a 360° spectacle.
Originally presented in summer 2017 as part of a live concert under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome, this immersive musical journey was developed in collaboration with a wildly talented and unique eight-piece acoustic rock band from New England. “Baba Yaga” features art by Walter Alice Sickert and music written and performed by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys.
Voyager: Never-Ending Journey
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 – Golden Record, intended for any alien civilization.
Thursday, 28 of June
“Totality” is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. This program examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. We also look back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse..
Bonobono - Friend from the another planet
BONO BONO, is known as the popular comic in Japan since 1986, will be on the dome screen! Completely original story, filled with dreams and mystery, that Bonobono and his friends go to great adventure of universe!
Extreme Auroras - The hunt for the perfect northern lights
Featuring the aurora in silnce, history and arts; extreme auroras is a full dome documentary and a visual feast. Join filmmaker Ole Salomonsen in his 6 year long passionate pursuit for the perfect northern lights display; - Nature's most spectacular light show.
The Earth from ISS
The Astronauts are filming beautiful Earth videos from ISS.
This show converted them from square UHD Movie & time lapse to dome master.
It is very simple story, but you can enjoy the beauty of the earth by the dome.
This show has already been screened in 11 planetariums in Japan.
It is expected to increase further.
Tales of a Time Traveler
Time is an elusive thing, impossible to hold, it can’t be stopped but it can be slowed by the effects of gravity. See what happens near a black hole. We travel back in time to see how and why we have tried to measure and record time from the ancients Britons with Stonehenge,The Egyptians measuring very accurately the year to the giant sun dials of the Romans and the Mayan pyramids.
Produced in conjunction with NASA, “Magnetism" is the first full dome show explaining the invisible yet extremely important role magnetism plays in defining the shape, nature and fundamentals of the Universe. It reveals an interesting experiment when for the first time, astronauts on board the ISS captured auroras in space as our team photographed the same auroras from ground level in Norway.
On November 16 2016, the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet flew for a 6-month adventure in the ISS. From Houston to Baikonur, and until the final days before his take-off, directors Jürgen Hansen and Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff followed his preparation as closely as possible. In the course of the countdown, they invite us to an amazing immersive experience, where they will share, during intense training sessions, the feelings, questions and hopes of the young astronaut.
Faster Than Light - the dream of Interstellar flight
It explores the longstanding quest to develop spacecraft with enough power and speed to reach the stars. The film asks: What will it take to reach a newly discovered planet circling our Sun’s nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri? Based on real science and engineering, “Faster Than Light” takes audiences on a thrilling journey into the future. Who can say how far, how fast our technology will take us?
It explores the history of electricity – from the first spark created by man’s hand to today’s industrial power plants. We meet scientists who changed the world, like Faraday, Franklin, and Tesla and we glimpse the future, as Solar Impulse becomes the first plane to complete a round-the-world flight powered only by the sun. The film also explores the challenges ahead: how to meet the growing energy needs of our industrialized world, while also protecting the health of our planet.
Cosmic Front - The search for the Dark Matter
We will be introducing cutting edge theories and the world's first observations of them working towards the discovery of dark matter.
Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe
The films makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars.
It is a movie for fulldome completely animated made in Mexico. It was financed by CONACYT and produced by Frutos Digitales with the support of the ESO.
Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of award-winning composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic animated 3D art to create an immersive experience designed to transcend time, and relax, sooth, and also stimulate your mind and senses… The soundtrack features James performing on the unique and magical instrument called the “hang.” .
Liquid Universe - A Journey of Possibilities
In this show we invite the audience to embark on an epic journey through space in search for other water sources. From the Moon, through various worlds in the Solar System to demonstrate that water can be found even in bigger quantities than the Earth. But to answer the question of where all the water we know came from.
Finally, we will explore the possibilities of finding water in other worlds and what else can exist thanks to its presence.
An exhilarating and visceral film that tells the expansive story of Carriberrie dance, song and music in Australian Aboriginal culture.
Are we alone in the Universe? As thousands of planets are being detected outside our solar system, can the discovery of life elsewhere be far off? Scientists are delving into this quest for knowledge of our origins, and the possible impact of finding extraterrestrial life.
The Secrets of Gravity - In the footsteps of Albert Einstein
The young magician's apprentice LIMBRADUR is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than magic spells. One night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, where 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.
Friday, 29 of June
Mice and the Moon
"Mice and the Moon" is a children fulldome show about two little mice who wondered if anybody bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky? This fairy-tale is for curious kids. It helps to answer some questions about the Moon and explains important scientific facts in a friendly way.
Lucia, the Secret of Shooting Stars
Vladimir, a polar bear and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras. Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks. Meteorites, shooting stars, intrigue them all. In order to solve this enigma, they board for the Moon, an asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus.
Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in a show that explores some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems. Dive into the heart of a Philippine coral reef as thousands of tropical fish flutter by. Along the way, discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce, supporting a quarter of all marine life on Earth.
Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken by witnessing the first attempt to land humans on Mars.
Science reporter Miles O'Brien is reporting live while events unfold for the IRIS 1 crew during their daring 1001 days long mission
The Sound of the Stars - from Kepler to Kepler
The ancient model of planetary motion is the combined effect of revolving crystal spheres. This view provided the concept of the acoustic harmony of the Universe. Later, when Johannes Kepler discovered the real theory of planetary orbits, he renewed the musical harmony of the world. Recently, the observations of the stars and the theory of stellar interiors have resulted in a new acoustic experience of the Cosmos, with very high complexity.
Have you ever wondered how a spacecraft can navigate accurately to a space station travelling at 20 times the speed of sound?
EXPLORE is the latest production of Maciej Ligowski. The film presents a broad selection of science in a modern and accessible way, in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonise Mars– a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen.
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017
This movie is a single-camera all-sky recording of the August 21st, 2017 TotalEclipse of the Sun as seen at Lake Barkley, KY. The movie shows the entire unaltered 2 min and 20 seconds of totality in real-time. Audiences will see the moon's shadow slowly move across the sky, placing observers in near darkness with only the colorful light of a 360 degree sunset to light Earth. The movie attempts to show the peace and tranquility found in witnessing one of nature's most inspiring sky displays.
The Sun our Living Star
The Sun has constantly shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who’s ever lived.
Our nearest star is our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.
Experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.
Little Draggy Adventure
Everyone knows his or her address, in which city? And do you know where does the earth live? What surrounds it? How far is it from the Earth to the Sun, and what makes our planet different from the others. Take a wonderful journey with a cheerful dragon Woody. This time the dragon arrives to the Earth where he meets a smart girl named Lena. Together Woody and Lena will introduce the children to the most interesting things about our planet and tell them about the Solar System.
The steps of contemporary cosmology are the history of challenges, which people have been chasing the stars in the: Hubble who discovered other galaxies, Lemaître who proposed the theory of the expansion of the universe, and scientists who had been solving the mysteries of universe. Having Eiichiro Komatsu, a member of WMAP, in a guide, it is a live action CG drama focusing on the latest cosmological discoveries on the space frontier.
Belisario, the little big hero of the cosmos
"Belisario, the little big hero of the cosmos” tells about the adventures of a little astronaut mouse, who travels through time to register his name in Argentina’s Astronautics history. Throughout his trips, he will witness the most relevant events and face unforeseen dangers that he will need to overcome to survive.
The Northern lights
A 6 minutes long film, that prefigures a more ambitious project about filming (real-time, all-sky) the Northern lights in stereography (3D). Although we could have shown theses images in 3D, for projection equipment reasons, the film will be presented in 2D.
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