8 minutes – that's how long a beam of light takes to travel from the Sun to the Earth! That may sound like a huge distance, but it's only a small step compared to the size of our entire Solar System. Yet, the Solar System itself is but a small blip compared to the Milky Way Galaxy. But how big is our Galaxy compared to the rest of the Universe? Join our Science Educator on this faster-than-light trip from Earth, right out to the edge of the Universe!
Best Planetarian Choice 2014 @ IPS International Fulldome Festival
Producers Choice 2014 @ 8th Annual Fulldome Festival
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.
This movie chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest international incentivised prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon To win, they must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 metres over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth.
See how the competition is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration and catch a glimpse of our future on the Moon!
A short digital movie called "Losing the Dark" which highlights some of the issues regarding light pollution and the steps we can take to protect our starry skies.
Journey to the Wolong Panda Center in China and marvel at the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda's future in the wild.
After decades of its captive breeding programme, the Center has hit its target number of 300 giant pandas and must now tackle the challenge of re-introducing breeding populations to the wild. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to film the release of pandas bred in captivity and to follow a group of wild pandas in their mountain habitat. Meet all of the pandas at the Center as they get ready for their new lives in various parts of the world, and learn about their fascinating habits as you chuckle at their hijinks. Follow one panda in particular, Tao Tao, as he is released into the bamboo forest to begin his adventure "living wild."
You will surely fall in love with this iconic, delightful creature!
Highly recommended for children 3 to 8 years old
Animalopolis will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. Whether going nose to nose with hippos as they graze upon nature's massive salad bar, or eye to eye with dancing bears, sea lions turning somersaults, an otter that prays, we are reminded that nature provides us with humour and wonder, everywhere.
The movie takes a light-hearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, scary crabs that hold a town hostage and even attempt to cuddle with children, and much more.
It will provide you with a journey of smiles and chuckles.