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  Hidden Universe

                                           Dome Film
                                              Duration: 40´


The giant-screen documentary adventure “Hidden Universe” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other. With the full power of IMAX cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes, seen on-screen for the first time. Stunning, high-resolution images of space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun. These dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

(Production: December Cinema, 2013)


Messenger from the Universe

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´


The New Digital Planetarium’s production “Messenger from the Universe” invites you on a fascinating journey of discovery about light. Visible light is only a tiny part of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by celestial objects. When, however, we started building telescopes that could “see” in other wavelengths as well, our knowledge of the Universe expanded tremendously. From the great observatories in the Chilean desert of Atacama to the Hubble space telescope, and from the exploration of the Solar system to our communication satellites, this show highlights the importance of light in astronomy research, as well as how Space exploration and scientific research in general benefit society at large.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation 2015)

The Death of the Dinosaurs

                                         Planetarium Show
                                            Duration: 40´


The New Digital Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation invites you on a fascinating journey to the past, when dinosaurs were the indisputable masters of the world. And yet, as strange as it may seem, these giants of the past were lost forever. “The Death of the Dinosaurs”, the Eugenides Planetarium’s latest digital show, focuses on some of the probable causes of the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, including the most likely scenario, according to which the dinosaurs disappeared due to the impact of a massive asteroid, some 65 million years ago. What are the possibilities of a similar mass extinction event occurring in the future?

(Production: Eugenides Foundation 2014)



The enchanted reef

                                         Planetarium Show
                                            Duration: 35´


The vastness of our planet's oceans holds unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is KALUOKA`HINA, THE ENCHANTED REEF whose magic protects it from being discovered by humans. Kaluoka'hina's colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace... until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken.Now it's up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.

(Production: Softmachine, Sky Skan 2004)



 Back to the Moon for Good

                                         Planetarium Show
                                            Duration: 40´



The show opens on the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Then the Google Lunar XPrize is introduced as the largest incentivized competition to date, designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, NSC Creative 2014)



 The Earth and Me

                                         Planetarium Show
                                            Duration: 40´



Over the last few decades scientific investigations have established that human activities have a negative impact on our planet's climate, biodiversity and ecosystems. Indeed, all available data clearly show a small but unmistakable rise in global temperatures, mostly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting greenhouse effect. The telltale signs of this global climate change, evident in the melting of icecaps and the frequency and violence of extreme weather phenomena, are a sober reminder that the ever increasing strain we put on the Earth's resources and natural systems, cannot be sustained for ever.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, The Animonautes, 2014.)



  Journey to the Stars

                                         Planetarium Show
                                            Duration: 40´



Gazing at the stars in our night sky we may be tempted to think that stars live forever and that their lives are peaceful and quiet. We couldn’t be more wrong! Because, if we journey to the stars in our Galaxy, we will not discover so much a serene and unaltered world, but rather the often violent natural processes of a perpetual genesis and destruction. Indeed, thanks to our scientific theories, which are safely grounded on astronomical observation, thanks to the penetrating gaze of our terrestrial and space telescopes, the Milky Way and its innumerable amazing and strange natural objects are revealed in all their glory.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, Evans & Sutherland, 2013.)



  The Living Planet

                                              Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´



What are the deeper causes behind the ceaseless displacement of the tectonic plates which reshapes constantly the surface of our planet? What is the natural mechanism behind the earthquakes and the volcanic eruptions? What is the mechanism that generates and affects our Earth’s climate and how is the observed climate changes related to the Greenhouse Effect? "The Living Planet", the Eugenides Planetarium’s latest digital show, explores the answers to these questions, as well as the various impact events and volcanic eruptions on the Earth and in other parts of the Solar system that lead to a better understanding of the reasons why Earth evolved so differently from its neighbouring planets Venus and Mars.
(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2013)



The Mystery of Life








Planetarium Show
Duration: 40´

How did life on Earth begin and what caused the immense diversity of its living species? Starting with the formation of our Solar System and the Earth, the Eugenides Planetarium's latest digital show attempts to answer these questions, inviting viewers on a fascinating journey. From the emergence of life to the appearance of ever more complex organisms and from Darwin’s 5 year voyage aboard HMS Beagle to the formulation of his theories regarding the origin of the species, “Mystery of Life” is the gripping story of one of the most valid scientific theories of all time: The Theory of Evolution.

(Production 2012: Eugenides Foundation, Morisson Planetarium, Mirage 3D)


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