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Ancient Skies Ancient Mysteries

Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries



Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries


The stars have been a source of mystery and wonder for people all around the world. Ancient cultures that lacked our current scientific understanding did their best to interpret and understand the movements and patterns of objects in the sky. By studying their observations, some cultures developed calendars; others predicted future events; and still others worshipped the magical objects in the sky. In this show we will look at these very different interpretations of astronomical cycles and events. 




Attack of Space Pirates

Attack of the Space Pirates 



Attack of the Space Pirates 


Hidden somewhere in the vast reaches of space is an alien technology so powerful that it threatens the very galaxy itself. A gang of rogue pirates will stop at nothing to find that technology and unleash its awesome power against the rest of the universe. Now, only one valiant ship stands between the pirates and their total domination of space. It's a race against time for the Starship Intrepid as it seeks to find the alien technology first while defending itself against the attack of the space pirates!



Black Holes

Black Holes 



Black Holes 

This immersive digital dome production is narrated by John de Lancie, also know as "Q" of the Star Trek series. The program incorporates several of the latest theories regarding black holes. Designed for general audiences, this full-length production features scientifically accurate 3-D simulations of black holes and the strange relativistic effects they can create.  How are super massive black holes made? Where did the idea of a black hole come from? What was Einstein's connection to them? How do we detect them? How have they been portrayed in the media? What would happen if you were to approach one? Will the Earth ever get sucked into a black hole? Are there really such things as "worm holes"? With a host of advisors from around the country, this proves to be the most up-to-date and visually stimulating black holes show ever produced!



Earth Moon and Sun

Earth Moon & Sun

 

Earth Moon & Sun

The stars have been a source of mystery and wonder for people all around the world. Ancient cultures that lacked our current scientific understanding did their best to interpret and understand the movements and patterns of objects in the sky. By studying their observations, some cultures developed calendars; others predicted future events; and still others worshipped the magical objects in the sky. In this show we will look at these very different interpretations of astronomical cycles and events.
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FORCE 5

FORCE 5



FORCE 5

Experience nature's fury as you witness moments when all of nature's powerful forces are unleashed. You'll get thrown into the heart of the sea to ride out a massive hurricane, get swept up into the massive funnel cloud of a violent tornado, and get launched into orbit around the sun as a gigantic solar flare erupts from its surface. You'll learn how these phenomena develop over time and how they can transform themselves into cataclysmic events when the forces of nature converge 




Extreme Planets

Extreme Planets



Extreme Planets

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now, we are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these "extrasolar" planets now appear to be quite common.

During this presentation we'll explore what makes a planet "Earth-like" in the first place, and take an immersive fulldome tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we're looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren't just science fiction anymore!


IBEX: Search for The Edge of the Solar System

IBEX: Search for The Edge of the Solar System 



IBEX: Search for The Edge of the Solar System 


Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.  Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System follows the creation of NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System's boundary. 



Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope




Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made.  


The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could 


The Little Star That Could 


In this delightful fantasy, a “Little Star” wants to discover who he is; he travels around the universe, questing for a name and a family of planets to call his own. Along the way he meets many different stars, and learns what makes them all different where stars live and how they are born and die. He ultimately discovers his nine planets, and learns about them (including his most special planet, Earth).  The program is a fun and entertaining experience for all audiences, particularly families.

Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos

Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos 


Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos 


Violent Universe is the latest fulldome movie produced by Evans & Sutherland.  Under the care of Emmy award winning space artist, Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights the mysterious forces at work in the universe around us.  Comets, asteroids, and meteors hurtling through space.  Stars collapsing under their own gravity.  Infernos of nuclear energy releasing their deadly radiation across the universe.  Witness the raw power of the cosmos in this thrilling show that gives you a front-row seat to watch as worlds collide!  Narrated by Patrick Stewart, star of the X-Men Films and Star Trek – The Next Generation.



The Great Space Race

The Great Space Race 


The Great Space Race 

For over a decade, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a heated competition, the space race. The space race began in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik. Both countries wanted to win to prove their scientific superiority and to show their military strength. By reaching the moon first, the United States won the space race. Soviet and U.S. leaders knew that being the first country to land on the moon would be an extremely important media event. The world watched each country’s progress with great interest.  The Great Space Race follows the story of space exploration from the Launch of Sputnik to the Columbia tragedy. 



The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather





The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

From the far reaches of outer space, from the bright orange planet Zula, comes the Zula Patrol! Based on the highly-acclaimed Zula Patrol TV series www.zula.com airing on PBS affiliates nationwide, Zula Patrol: Under the Weather is a must-see for audiences of all ages. Written by Zula's Emmy-award winning staff and animated by E&S Creative Media, like the TV series, this show supports many national and state science education standards.



Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders 



Seven Wonders 

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the great pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus and experience the rest of the world's Seven Wonders. We will investigate the theories of hwo these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders. Narrated by Sean Bean.



Origins Of Life

Origins Of Life 




Origins Of Life 

Origins of Life deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth.
Starting with the Big Bang, in chronological order, the show deals with the prebiotic chemistry in the Universe, the formation of stars, formation of solar systems, and the first life on Earth. Furthermore Origins of Life covers the great extinctions as well as our search for (primitive) life beyond planet Earth.
Origins of Life is a inspirational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it's right now!



New Horizons

New Horizons 



New Horizons 

From breathtaking landscapes to violent volcanic eruptions to the sheer beauty of Saturn's rings, New Horizons immerses audiences in an unforgettable all-dome-video experience. Explore the planets and moons of the solar system in a majestic journey through our celestial neighborhood. For the first time, audiences will travel down to the surface of all the planets, and experience what life would be like from those brave new worlds. Our journey begins as we follow a comet as it travels through interplanetary space. On each of our exotic ports of call, real data and images from modern space probes is transformed into stunning 360° photo-realistic 3D animation.



Secrets Of The Sun

Secrets Of The Sun 




Secrets Of The Sun 

An intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material in to surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.



Stars of the Pharaohs

Stars of the Pharaohs 




Stars of the Pharaohs 

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena.  Evans & Sutherland's Digital Theater's production team spent a long time on location in Egypt taking photographs and measurements, to be able to bring you some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their original splendor.



Destination: Saturn

Destination: Saturn

 



Destination: Saturn

The mysteries of the mighty ringed planet are soon to be revealed.  Destination: Saturn looks at how our understanding of this planet has changed over history, and how the current Cassini mission will answer many questions and probably ask even more.



The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

 



The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Two very imaginative children journey through our solar system, by way of a rocket built from a large cardboard box, in hopes of learning more about outer space and all it entails. With the help of a talking library book, they are able to travel into the Great Red Spot of Jupiter and fly through the rocky rings of Saturn. They land on gloomy Venus, our crater-filled Moon, dusty-rusted Mars, and tiny, cold Pluto. They are able to fly past Mercury, observe Uranus and its upright ring system, and finally soar through Neptune, the last of the Gas Giants. 



Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe



Wonders of the Universe

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe.  On this breathtaking excursion, you’ll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered.  As your travels continue, you’ll fly deep into our own Milky Way Galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system 



The Future is Wild

The Future is Wild




The Future is Wild

Based on a wildly successful international television series that has been broadcast in over 60 countries round the world, The Future is Wild gives audiences a glimpse at what might be the future of the animal kingdom on planet Earth. An international team of researchers has been looking into how animals and plants will change and evolve over the next 5 to 200 million years. And a team of over 100 animators and scholars has transformed their ideas into creatures that fly, walk and swim on the earth of the future. 



Microcosm

Microcosm



Microcosm

At the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053, you'll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering an infection from a mysterious virus. Produced in cooperation with the University of Utah Medical School, this high-speed immersive adventure is not only exciting, but educational as well. Traveling from the base of the eye to the interior of the heart, you'll explore exotic ports of call in CMM Probe Alpha with its robotic outboard scout vehicle. As you piece together the clues the virus has left behind, you'll race against time to save the patient on your roller-coaster ride through the body. Laser battles, genetic weapons, and lots of surprises along the way, make this a show audiences will want to experience again and again.



Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon




Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

With more than 35 million copies sold, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon is recognized as one of rock music’s greatest albums of all time, being officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being on the charts longer than any other album in history. The Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium presents this legendary rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece recreated in full-color animation for an unforgettable high-definition, full-dome video experience



Pink Floyd's The Wall

Pink Floyd's The Wall 



Pink Floyd's The Wall 

Pink Floyd's the Wall is arguably one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since its release in 1979, it has become synonymous with the term "concept album."  Now the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium will present this legendary rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece recreated in full-color animation for an unforgettable high-definition, surround sound digital audio and full-dome video experience. 



Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin



Led Zeppelin

With the planetarium’s fulldome Digistar system, computer artists created a variety of immersive scenery and movement, from mood-provoking abstract art to theme-based imagery to transportive effects. The powerful surround imagery and surround sound will be choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits like “Black Dog,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song,” “Kashmir,” “Ramble On,” and Stairway to Heaven.”

Because of the intense nature of the show, it is not recommended for children under 10.



SpaceNext

Space Next



Space Next


The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that's only the beginning. Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is an exhilarating vision of our future, based on real science, sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. 



CoasmicAdventure

Cosmic Adventure




Cosmic Adventure

This show for families takes us on a roller coaster ride from the moon through the universe, our galaxy and our Solar System. This unforgettable high speed adventure will immerse you in some of the most amazing sites in the Universe. Narrated by Nancy Cartwright of TV's The Simpsons.



Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales



Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.