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This is Our Sky!

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This is Our Sky! is a general astronomy show that targets 3rd grade, with elements of interest spanning Preschool to 6th Grade. Join Luna and her friends for an exploration of the sky, phases of the Moon, seasons, constellations, and planets.
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Polaris: The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night

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James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic sea ice. They become friends, talk about their respective regions and observe the stars together, wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth. Novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery by reasoning and observation. Thanks to the rigor of James and the inventive genius of Vladimir, their scientific adventure leads them to build an observatory and then an improvised spaceship. During a trip around the Earth, extended to Mars and Saturn, they get their answer and discover that the planets have similarities but also differences.
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player-172x103.jpg DARK: Understanding Dark Matter
DARK is a fulldome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe. The search for dark matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time — the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years — the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. But in that instant, we can grasp its immensity and, through science, we can attempt to understand it.


player-172x103.jpg Earth, Moon and Sun
This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.


player-172x103.jpg Legends of the Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother—s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster—and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Greek mythology will never seem the same once you've seen all this production from AudioVisual and Spitz Creative Media.


player-172x103.jpg Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries in 2015. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.


player-172x103.jpg Sunstruck
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.


player-172x103.jpg From Earth to the Universe
Stunning, 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combination of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.


player-172x103.jpg Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
A fulldome look at the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, as well as the science behind its utility.


player-172x103.jpg Exploring New Horizons
"Exploring New Horizons" explores the New Horizons spacecraft and its mission to dwarf planet Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects. The show also exhibits the importance of the scientific method and how it applies to our understanding of the Solar System. Starting from ancient times, learn about the history of planetary discovery, especially that of Pluto, and how it has led to an amazing mission to explore the Kuiper Belt.


player-172x103.jpg The Case of the Disappearing Planet
THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING PLANET looks into the changing status of objects we call "planets". It not only covers Pluto, but the temporary planetary status of asteroids as well. The tally of planets in our Solar System has been going up and down for hundreds of years! Have fun with this program as it features a sly, street-smart gumshoe called Skye Watcher. After a frenzied phone call from a 3rd grade teacher, she collects clues to find out what happened to Pluto.


player-172x103.jpg The Making of a Star and Her Entourage
The Making of a Star and Her Entourage traces the evolution of humankind—s understanding of the universe. Discover the long journey beginning with the Earth-centered model of the universe in which the Sun was considered a planet to our current understanding that the Sun is a star centered in the Solar System and is one of billions that reside in the Milky Way.


player-172x103.jpg Ancient Skies
For thousands of years the Neolithic civilisation of Europe constructed ever more complex stone monuments. Initially dismissed as —illiterate barbarians,— only recently has a radical reappraisal taken place, giving birth to the new science of Archaeo-Astronomy. Far from being —savages— the Neolithic were highly intelligent, integrating a spiritual world view with extraordinarily skilled feats of engineering and astronomy, laying the foundations of modern science. ANCIENT SKIES features timelapse, CGI, never-before-seen alignment events, and interviews with the some of the most respected academics in the field to explore this fascinating subject and the enduring popularity of the legacy of our ancestors.


player-172x103.jpg Dynamic Earth
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.


player-172x103.jpg To Space and Back
Space exploration — our greatest adventure — is having a big impact on our lives. It—s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it—s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space and 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—s happening above is coming back down to Earth! Discover how we—ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.


player-172x103.jpg Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get— Well, we don—t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!


player-172x103.jpg Flight Adventures
Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multi-media planetarium show about the science of aeronautics. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. See images of aircraft past, present and future and imagine where flight might take us.


player-172x103.jpg Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos—ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery. Audiences will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision—and eye-catching views of the cosmos. Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe will take you on a journey you will never forget.


player-172x103.jpg A Part of the Sky Called Orion
The show looks at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky. A Part of the Sky Called Orion tells about the Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures. We learn how each viewed the same stars, but had different stories and images. Told in first-person in the context of the teller's life, we experience their ancient star lore and imagery.


player-172x103.jpg Back to the Moon For Good
Immerse yourself in a race to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. Learn about the history of lunar exploration, and the Moon—s resources. Discover what humanity—s future on the Moon might hold. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.


player-172x103.jpg 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.


player-172x103.jpg 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.


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!