Astronomy and Space Exploration

Life: A Cosmic Story

How did life on Earth begin?

This tantalizing question forms the basis of this California Academy of Science's Morrison Planetarium show. Narrated by Jodie Foster, Life launches the audience on a journey through time, witnessing key events since the Big Bang, that set the stage for life. Life features scientific visualizations including a power-of-ten dive into a redwood tree to show photosynthesis and demonstrate the interconnectedness of all life on the molecular level.


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Duration 25 min
Target audience All age groups, families
Technology Educational and inspirational fulldome video from 3D computer animated graphics
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Available video resolution 2k, 3k, 4k
Production/year California Academy of Sciences
Languages English, German, Japanese, ask for other languages