Astronomy

Exoplanets – Discovering New Worlds

Welcome to the Great Age of Extrasolar Planet Finding!

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About this show

An imaginative exploration into discoveries beyond our solar system. From successful planet finder missions CoRoT, Kepler, TESS and others, detecting alien worlds is no longer science fiction!

The modern hunt for exoplanets is an adventure that began in the 20th century. It continues today as astronomers use both ground- and space-based observatories to find planets around other stars. Ultimately, this great age of discovery could lead to the detection of life beyond our solar system. This show tells the story of our search for alien worlds.

How do we find distant worlds around other suns? »EXOPLANETS – Discovering New Worlds« describes the two main methods astronomers use: the radial velocity method studies minute "wobbles" of stars, and the transit method detects eclipsing planets from flickers in a star's brightness. So far, astronomers have found thousands of worlds, ranging from hot Jupiters to super-Earths. 

No extraterrestrial life has been found anywhere else – yet. The possibility of finding life drives our extrasolar planet searches. What if that life is intelligent? Has it tried to contact us?

Specifications

Duration

29 min

Target Audience

General public audiences

Technology

Fulldome show of 2D computer animated graphics

Orientation

Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 

Production

Loch Ness Productions | 2021

Languages

English, ask for other languages

Technical Data

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


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