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The Center of the Cosmos: from the Geocentric system to the expansion of the Universe

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´

 

Is there a center in the Universe and if yes, where could it be? Humanity’s endeavor to answer this question is lost in the mists of time. Thousands of years ago, ancient peoples thought that the Earth is at the center of the Cosmos and that all celestial objects rotate around our planet. Eventually, however, this Geocentric Model of the Cosmos, that prevailed for more than two millennia, was disproved. From ancient Babylon to ancient Greece and from the Heliocentric model of Copernicus to the expansion of the Universe, this show narrates the fascinating tale of the continuous search for the center of the Cosmos.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2018)

 

  Lucia. The Secret of Shooting Stars

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 30´

 

Vladimir, a polar bear and James, a penguin, travel into space aboard the Polaris to study polar auroras.  Hit by a meteorite, they crash at the foot of a pre-Columbian pyramid and meet Lucia, a hummingbird who is passionate about rocks.  Meteorites, shooting stars, intrigue them all.  In order to solve this enigma, they board for the Moon, the asteroid belt, and finally land on a comet nucleus. Hypotheses, observations and analyzes will allow them to find answers to their questions back on Earth!

(Production: Saint-Etienne Planetarium, 2018)

 

  Searching for Dark Matter

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´

 

More than 80 years have passed since astronomer Fritz Zwicky discovered the first evidence for dark matter, a strange form of matter that exists everywhere and yet is invisible. Since then, evidence for dark matter has multiplied, even though its nature remains as “dark” as ever! From the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN to the dark matter detectors built deep underground, the “hunt” for dark matter continues.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2018)

 

The Christmas Star

 

 

 

 

  Digital Show
Duration: 40´

 Looking back over the centuries since the birth of Christ in the humble manger in Bethlehem, one cannot help but feel an immense admiration for the deep and defining effect that his birth had on the world. This birth was made known to the poor shepherds by a "multitude of heavenly bodies" and to the people of Israel by the arrival of the three Kings from the East. Guided by the light of the "star from the East," they crossed deserts and mountains to worship this "unknown child." But what was that light that led them away from their homeland? What kind of star was it that guided them to the place where the Child of Bethlehem lay swaddled? What was that mysterious and wondrous star whose radiant light has illuminated and inspired humanity for more than 2000 years?
(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2007)

 

  Journey To Space

                                           Dome Film
                                              Duration: 45´

 

“Journey To Space” is a Large Format Film that puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space – such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. It then goes on to show how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Together, these programs have taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space.
“Journey to Space” will both inspire a new generation of young people to dream of new horizons in space, and engender a new appreciation for the accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program among an older generation who came to take it for granted.

(Production: K2 & Giant Screen Films, 2015)

 

  The Future in Space

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 38´

 

The deeper we aim in Space, the greater are the challenges and the dangers we will face. “The Future in Space”, the new digital show of the Eugenides Planetarium, after a short introduction of the massive effort to “conquer” the Moon, attempts to answer certain intriguing questions related to the future of Space exploration. Will we ever construct bases on the Moon and Mars? How close is the first manned mission to the red planet? Will we ever escape the confines of our Solar system, or will interstellar travel remain in the realm of science fiction forever?

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2017)

 

  Polaris. The Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 30´

 

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, observe the stars together, wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth. As novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery and their scientific adventures lead 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. Polaris is a playful story combining knowledge and astonishing graphic effects. Addressing astronomical concepts, the show also introduces key elements of the scientific method!

(Production: Saint-Etienne Planetarium, 2015)

 

Vagabonds in the Solar System

                                            Planetarium Show
                                               Duration: 40´

                                           

 

The digital show “Vagabonds in the Solar System” invites you on a fascinating journey to the asteroids and comets of our solar system. From the Asteroid Belt to the Kuiper Belt, astronomers have launched several space missions for the exploration of these celestial objects, in an effort to answer important questions, related to the birth of the Solar system, the origin of Earth’s water and the presence of the first complex organic molecules, that proved so crucial to the emergence of life on our planet. Equally important, astronomers study these objects trying to figure our possible ways to deflect potentially dangerous impact events in the future.

 
(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2017)

  Space Stormsand the Polar Aurora

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´

 

The Eugenides Planetarium digital fulldome show «Space Storms and the Polar Aurora» invites you on a fascinating journey to witness the most impressive and violent weather phenomena in the Solar system. From the winds on Neptune, blowing at 2,000 km/h, to the mighty hurricane on Jupiter that could swallow at least two planets the size of Earth, this show will remind us that we are indeed lucky to live on Earth! Solar storms, on the other hand, can short-circuit our telecommunication satellites and cause widespread electrical power blackouts. At the same time, however, interacting with Earth’s magnetic field, they help create perhaps the most visually stunning natural phenomenon: the Polar Aurora.

(Production: Eugenides Foundation, 2016)

 

  Life in the Universe

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´

 

The digital show “Life in the Universe” invites you on a fascinating search for life beyond Earth. Starting with the origin and evolution of life on our planet, the show focuses on the planets and the moons of our Solar system that are more likely to host microbial life, as well as to the key methods used by astronomers for the detection and study of an exoplanet. What might exist in the billions of stars in the billions of galaxies beyond?

(Production: Eugenides Foundation,2016)

 

  Strange worlds in the Solar system

                                           Planetarium Show
                                              Duration: 40´

 

The digital show “Strange worlds in the Solar system” invites you on a fascinating journey of discovery towards some of the most extreme planets and moons in our Solar System. From super-hot Venus to frozen Pluto, from Io’s volcanoes to the subsurface ocean hidden beneath Europa’s icy crust and from the methane seas of Titan to the far reaches of our Sun’s gravitational dominance, this show highlights the wondrous complexity of the strange worlds hidden within our Solar System.

(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)

 

 

  Everest

                                           Dome Film
                                              Duration: 40´


 

Everest tells the inspirational true story of an international expedition to the highest peak on Earth, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm. Over creaking ice falls, across quaking chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue of fellow mountaineers, and into the mystical danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude, the climbers and camera team maintain the spirit of determination, optimism and camaraderie that leads to miraculous achievements. Everest features the first giant screen images ever brought back from Mt. Everest. The film includes fascinating information about how this mountain was formed and continues to evolve, how high-altitude challenges a climber’s physical and mental capabilities, and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Mount Everest experience.

(Production: McGillivray Freeman Films, 1998.)

 

The Mystery of the Nile 

 

 

 

 

Dome Film
Duration: 45’

The Mystery of the Nile is a breathtaking adventure to the largest and deadliest river on earth, the Blue Nile. This large format film follows step by step a 114-day expedition, led by Pascuale Scaturro and Gordon Brown, in its attempt to be the first in history to successfully navigate the great river from its source to the sea. As our intrepid explorers attempt to succeed where others have failed, they face immense challenges, including dangerous crocodiles and hippopotamuses, bandits, malaria, sandstorms and the dreaded dessert sun in a mission steeped in danger, where the slightest mistake may be proved fatal.

(Production: Orbita Max and MacGillivaray Freeman Films, 2005)

 

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