2017 TASM Planetarium Shows
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena and data generated by computer simulations to bring the wonder of black holes to the dome screen. Audiences will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. It is 24 minutes and most suitable for ages 8 and up.
Dream to Fly
Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the history of aviation. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history, came true.
Earth, Moon & Sun
This show is about Coyote who has razor-sharp wit but many misconceptions about the earth and what he sees in the sky. This is adapted from American Indian Oral Tradition and is a fast-paced, fun fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. It also examines how humans learn through space exploration.
Join two adventurous children as they use their imaginations, a refrigerator box and a helpful animated astronomy book to take a tour of the solar system. Travel with them to the planets and learn why each one of them is unique to the other.
Impact teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids and comets. It describes the way that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth's surface.
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of “STARS”. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill and stunning 3D animation by NSC creative at the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the original "STARS" soundtrack. Educational content includes stellar evolution, space exploration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the history of astronomy. This 26 minute presentation is suitable for all ages.