With 10.7 metre in diameter, the Planetarium is a colorspace 4K theatre which hosts entertaining and educational shows related to our planet and space, the Solar System and the whole Universe. It will be featuring shows about; the Earth and the Moon, the planets and the whole solar system, adventures in space, and also life here on Earth. Shows are for a wide variety of audiences ranging from 4 years and upwards. The Planetarium building also hosts a Universe exhibition of 13 interactive exhibits incorporating concepts related to the solar system, extra-terrestrial life, the International Space Station, and life in space amongst others.
The Universe exhibition is situated in the Planetarium building: a separate building situated next to the actual entrance of the planetarium. Visitors to the planetarium will pass through the exhibition before entering the planetarium. The focus will be on two particular themes: Cosmos and Life in Space.
In Cosmos visitors will enjoy looking into diverse aspects of our universe and explore phenomena like the Big Bang, Dark Matter, What is a star? and other interesting topics on the universe and phenomena occurring within it.
For Life in Space, visitors can explore the three small rooms evoking the spaces on top of the ISS where eating, washing and sleeping occurs. The visitor can enter these rooms/compartments and see how astronauts carry out their day-to-day necessities.
Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.
Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travellers of all ages.
Narrated by Tim Allen, this is a complete behind the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE – a prize designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. Experience a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel, and take a glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.
Follow the adventures of Cy, Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a witty spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet.