Below are the shows featured in the Family 3 showcase.
What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the universe by following the formation of hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of carbon and the molecules for life. (runtime 26 minutes)
NASA marked a major milestone on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space during Exploration Flight Test-1, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Orion blazed into the morning sky at 7:05 a.m. EST on Dec. 5, 2014 lifting off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. During the uncrewed test, Orion traveled twice through the Van Allen belt where it experienced high periods of radiation, and reached an altitude of 3,600 miles above Earth. Orion also hit speeds of 20,000 mph and weathered temperatures approaching 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it entered Earth’s atmosphere.
Curtain waves, light swirls, and then breaks up. Different aurora captured by time-lapse is recreated in dome. Using Computer Graphics, explain mechanism of how aurora is generated. Glacier shot from high level, image of arctic and row of mountains. This is a production that lets you fully enjoy the attractiveness of aurora along with the nature of Iceland and Alaska. (runtime 26 minutes)
Space exploration – our greatest adventure – is having a big impact on our lives. It’s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it’s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth! (runtime 26 minutes)
Celestial Clutter is the first fulldome work from Charles Csuri, the “father of digital art and computer animation”. Charles Csuri has been working in the field of computer animation for over 50 years, with works included in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. This fulldome film is a psychedelic kaleidoscope. (runtime 13 minutes)