Astronomy

Saturn - Jewel of the Heavens

Introducing the most beautiful planet of the solar system.

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About this show

Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers.
While »Saturn« incorporates the best imagery from the Cassini-Huygens missions, it is not a slide show. For example, the photomaps of the moons have been taken and wrapped onto 3-dimensional spheres complete with surface sculpting and height maps so the craters, canyons and mountains will show true surface relief. Audiences can experience an immersive
exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of our solar system. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience – It's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft!

Specifications

Duration

36 min length

Target Audience

All age groups upwards of 10

Technology

Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics

Orientation

Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 

Production

Clark Planetarium | 2009

Languages

English, ask for other languages

Technical Data

30 fps, up to 3k, non-stereo, 5.1 surround


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