Origins of Life


Starting with the Big Bang, in chronological order, the show deals with the prebiotic chemistry in the Universe, the formation of stars, formation of solar systems, and the first life on Earth.
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Wonders of the Universe (Also in Spanish)


Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system.
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player-172x103.jpg Universe
An historical look at how we have envisioned the universe though the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally we look at the universe through the eyes of today's science and space explorers to build up a spectacular overview of the heavens. (20 minutes)

player-172x103.jpg Two Small Pieces of Glass
While attending a local star party, two students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe.

player-172x103.jpg Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings.

player-172x103.jpg Seven Wonders
Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago.

player-172x103.jpg Secrets of the Sun
An intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our Solar System.

player-172x103.jpg Planetary Visions
Planetary Visions is a fantastic, interactive program that is best described as an adventurous tour of the Solar System.

player-172x103.jpg Molecularium
An exciting new animation, in a planetarium setting, created to spark interest in the atoms and molecules that constitute our world.

player-172x103.jpg Microcosm:The Adventure Within
In the year 2053, you'll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering an infection from a mysterious virus.

player-172x103.jpg Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Legends of the night sky: Orion is the world's first traditionally animated full dome movie.

player-172x103.jpg In Search of Our Cosmic Origins: The ALMA Planetarium Show
A popular scientific show, appealing to a wide audience. In it, you will follow our guide, Ariane, on two interwoven journeys, through the Chilean Andes and through the Universe.

player-172x103.jpg Ice Worlds
The delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life has been a topic of exploration and discovery in science for generations.

player-172x103.jpg IBEX Interstellar Boundary Explorer Trailer
Discover how scientists and engineers are using cutting-edge technology to explore the boundary between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy.

player-172x103.jpg Dawn of the Space Age Trailer
Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights.

player-172x103.jpg Cosmic Castaways Trailer
There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper, nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and a few faint, ghostly patches of light.

player-172x103.jpg Mystery of the Christmas Star
Allows audiences to journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem in pursuit of a scientific explanation of the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

player-172x103.jpg Comets & Discovery
We follow two intrepid comet hunters in first-person: one, a modern explorer, the other, Caroline Herschel, the famous 18th century comet huntress.

player-172x103.jpg Black Holes: The other side of infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end.

player-172x103.jpg One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery.

player-172x103.jpg ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder
Join mankind's first robotic space probe duo as they soar beyond our Solar System, exploring the many new worlds Astronomers are discovering beyond.

player-172x103.jpg Planetarium Welcome
The John C. Wells Planetarium welcomes you to reach for the stars!