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Fulldome Shows

We've been doing giant screen-fulldome productions since 2006. These breathtaking pieces are designed for the full scope of a massive planetarium dome show, and feature animations from some truly excellent studios.

 

SolarSuperStorms

Solar Superstorms

A fury is building on the surface of the sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth?

Explore the answers by venturing into the seething interior of our star. Solar Superstorms is an ultra-high resolution fulldome show that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma, as the sun vents its rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system, known as coronal mass ejections.

The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun. That includes a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations that have been computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois.

 

Coming in 2014
Volcanoes

Supervolcanoes

Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune's frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter's moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?

View the trailer here.

Collaborators:
Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Spitz Creative Media
Mirage 3D.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Score composed by John Avarese.

Distributed by Spitz Creative Media.

 

 

DynamicEarth

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. 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.

View the trailer here.

Collaborators:
Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
NCSA
Nasa Scientific Visulization Studio
Nasa Earth Science
Spitz Creative Media

Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Score composed by John Avarese.

Distributed by Spitz Creative Media.

Black Holes

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Currently in distribution to more than 100 theaters worldwide, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is one of the most successful fulldome shows ever produced. Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production 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. The program is accompanied by an extensive Educator's Guide.

View the trailer here.

Collaborators:
Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
NCSA
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Spitz Creative Media

Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Score composed by Richard Fiocca.

Distributed by Spitz Creative Media.

Speed

Extreme Speed

On our world, the race for survival goes to the swift. We aspire to speed in our lives, to get where we’re going, to communicate with each other, or to simply go down in the record books. In the great pinball game we call our universe, speed is nature’s way of releasing energy: when gravity pulls worlds into collision, or when a supernova explosion sends a black hole racing out across the galaxy.

Extreme Speed is a 24-minute ultra high-resolution fulldome program that explores the fastest objects in our universe, and the energy they marshal to push nature to the limits. The program climbs a ladder of speed, from peregrine falcons and spy planes on this planet, to high-velocity stars or black hole jets in the universe at large. Audiences will come along on a series of wild and highly entertaining rides, as they blast off the Earth in search of answers. Can anything in nature accelerate past the speed of light, or is there really a cosmic speed limit?

Coming in 2015

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