Oasis in Space

Oasis in SpaceOne of Spitz's most popular and widely distributed fulldome shows, Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water - a key ingredient for life on Earth. With a proven, audience-tested story, a 95% viewer approval rating, and an original surround-format musical score, Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages.

Science education standards supported include: Grades K-4, Earth and Space Science Content Standard D; Grades 5-8, Earth and Space Science Content Standard D; Science In Personal and Social Perspectives Content Standard F (partial); Grades 9-12, Earth and Space Science Content Standard D.

Spitz Creative Media. 24 minutes.

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Robot Explorers

Robot Explorers

Near the end of the twentieth century, we began launching unmanned probes into the far reaches of the solar system. What they discovered was amazing and in some cases unexpected. Now after dozens of probes have been deployed, the exploration continues. New space missions are underway, and many of these robust spacecraft are still operational, beaming their knowledge back to Earth every day. We will pay tribute to these robots who have explored in our place and experience what they have taught us about our solar system.

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Since its original opening, "Cardboard Rocket" continues to play as one of the most popular shows in digital domes around the world!

Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system alongside their ship's navigator, a talking astronomy book. Produced in 3-dimensional digital animation and a 5.1 soundtrack with spectacular sound effects created at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.

In 2007, the narration track was edited to take into account the reclassification of Pluto as a Dwarf Planet. The voices were not re-narrated - we simply made a few key changes to the original soundtrack. We removed all references to Pluto as the "ninth planet" or "smallest planet" or "last planet" but we still call it a "planet." We view Pluto as a new category of planet.

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Secret Lives of Stars

Secret Lives of Stars

Secret Lives of Stars is a fulldome movie produced by Evans & Sutherland.  Under the care of Emmy award winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights the life cycles and diversity of stars in the universe around us.  Not all stars are created equal.  Some are massive.  Others are tiny; almost insignificant.  The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die.  We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

Narrated by Patrick Stewart, star of the 'X-Men' films and 'Star Trek – The Next Generation.' Approx 25 minutes)

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Seven Wonders

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Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they have not been seen for thousands of years. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders.

Seven Wonders is narrated by British actor Sean Bean, who played Boromir in the feature film trilogy Lord of the Rings.

Evans & Sutherland. 30 minutes.



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Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem


Journey back in time to see the night sky 2000 years ago. What was it that brought the Magi from the East to a little town in palestine? Who were the wise men? Were there just three? Did they come from Persia, Babylon or Ethiopia? Did they follow a visible star to Jerusalem? Was Jesus born 2005 years ago? Is December 25th his real birthday?

Star of Bethlehem takes you to the time of mystery, in a planetarium show produced by the Houston Museum of Natural Science that answers these questions and more, as audiences search for a celestial object that could have led the wise men to the Christ child. A planet was called a "wandering star." A meteor was a "shooting star." And a comet was a "hairy star" because its tail looked like a beard. These are all candidates in our search. See the new research of a triple conjunction that may have been the sign in the East of the new Messiah.

Original score by Shai Fishman. Music arranged and performed by Shai Fishman. Fish-i Inc. General audiences, especially grades 3 and up; 21 minutes.


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Supervolcanoes

SupervolcanoesThe scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau. Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what's now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history.

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?

Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with support from the Pennsylvania Film Council.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.

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Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies is a digital fulldome show that immerses the audience in Mayan astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals. Produced by Chabot Space & Science Center, Tales of the Maya Skies inspires and educates through its description of the Maya's accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe. The program is accompanied by an extensive Educator's Guide.

Narrated by Latin Grammy award winner Lila Downs; supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City. 33 minutes.

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Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Zula PatrolFrom the far reaches of outer space, from the bright orange planet Zula, comes the Zula Patrol! Based on the #1-rated NBC Saturday Morning TV series “The Zula Patrol,” The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather is one of the top-performing digital dome shows of its genre. Currently in distribution to more than 60 theaters since its launch at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, Under the Weather is designed for children ages 4-9 and their families. Like the TV series (also airing on qubo, Telemundo, ION and PBS nationwide), it supports many national and state science education standards.

The story: the stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo's research -- using their loyal pet Gorga's ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga's feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on.

Interplanetary villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets - part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. The ZPers find out and go after him - in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.

A co-production of Zula USA, LLC www.zula.com and Spitz Inc. 24 minutes.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

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Produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass—using two small pieces of glass—to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.

Interstellar Studios. Running time: 25 minutes

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