Astronomy, Nature & Sciences

Fragile Planet

Earth's Place in the Universe

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About this show

Travel 120 light years to rediscover home! Follow an immersive excursion that explores a Universe filled with the possibility of life. This visually rich program is grounded in observed data, with an evocative, multi-dimensional sound environment by renowned giant screen composer Michael Stearns. Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet through the lens of astronomy.



26 min

Target Audience

General public, families, school groups


3D computer animated fulldome video


Unidirectional seating


California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco | 2008


English, Finnish, Greek, Russian, Swedish, ask for other languages

Technical Data

up to 4k, 30 fps, non-stereo, 5.1 surround sound