Astronomy | Space Exploration

Journey to a Billion Suns

Mapping the universe with ESA's Gaia mission.

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About this show

Have you ever considered, how the distance to the stars is measured? Join us on our stunning journey to the 3rd dimension of our MilkyWay…
»Journey to a Billion Suns« is produced in cooperation with the European Space Agency ESA and planetariums in the world. For ages, 3D measurements in space have been impossible and our Milky Way has remained a real mystery. Today satellites can measure star distances at incredible accuracy and make us understand the structure and size of our home galaxy. But how and why did technology and science come so far? This Fulldome show will guide us through time and history, explain basic technologies of star mapping and take us on a fascinating journey along the numerous features of our Milky Way. A breath taking adventure, linked to the European Gaia mission, launched in December 2013.



43 min or 29 min versions

Target Audience

All age groups upwards of 10


Fulldome movie of 3D computer graphics


Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 


ESA / Majorosi | 2013


Northdocks, Kiel


Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, ask for other languages

Technical Data

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