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Another free program available:
The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret, produced by the Planetarium in Laupheim, Germany. Written by Dr. Rafael Lang and funded by the National Science Foundation, the show is being released under a Creative Commons license and freely available for download at show.darkmatter.org. It includes fulldome footage from the LHC/CMS-detector and the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Additional resources also available.
Duration: 38 minutes; resolutions: 2k, 4k; languages: German, English, and French and Italian (audio only). Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD4VN4s0EZU for a fulldome preview.
A gift from Brno Observatory and Planetarium to the fulldome world:
The Incredible Sun. Every second the sun emits million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Where does such a huge amount of power come from? Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses. Thanks to the real images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and processed by advanced mathematical methods, you will experience the true nature of the sun and find out that it is far from being as calm as it seems at first glance. Additional note: contains the mechanics of solar eclipses!
11 minutes, general audiences (8+ and above), 4k, 5.1 audio, unidirectional
Go to www.brnoplanetarium.com/theincrediblesun for more information and ask for a free license.
Warsaw Memories - IPS2016 Conference
For those unable to attend the fantastic conference in Warsaw, and for those who want to relive the experience, be sure to check the conference site at www.ips2016.org frequently as new pictures are uploaded.
Next Conference—IPS 2018:
Toulouse, France, July 1–6
More details coming as the date nears; see preliminary information from Planetarian
Bids for the IPS 2020 Conference
Planetario de Bogota
Tellus World of Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science
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- Check the main menu (left navigation) for Get Involved that takes you to a page with contests, ways to share your talents, and how to apply for a two-week experience in Italy. Content on this page will continue to grow.
- Check the new category under Resources: Portable Planetariums. New resources have been added, including two "do it yourself" construction guides.
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2016 July 13: The Hot and Energetic Universe presents modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, and basic principles of electromagnetic radiation related to the High Energy Astrophysics.
2016 April 6: The Space Telescope Science Institute has a number of videos on its Hubble Site with fulldome visualizations available for download.
2016 March 11. A Hubble Site Galaxy Collision dome visualization by Frank Summers.