Astronomy and Space Exploration

In Search of Our Cosmic Origins

The ALMA planetariums show.

Follow the guide Ariane on two interwoven journeys, through the Chilean Andes and through the universe. The show is beautifully presented, with amazing astronomical images and realitic 3D computer renderings. Ariane takes us on a journey from ALMA's unique site high in Chile's Atacama region, through our Milky Way and onwards to some of the most distant galaxies, seen as they were in the early universe. Closer to home, we learn about the formation of stars and planets, and how ALMA will help us answer questions about our origins. ALMA is the leading telescope for observing the cool universe - the relic radiation of the Big Bang, and the molecular gas and dust that constitute the building blocks of stars, planetary systems, galaxies, and life itself.


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Duration 30 min
Target audience All age groups from about 12 years old
Technology 3D animated fulldome show including live footage
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Production/year ESO/APLF, Mirage3D, The Netherlands, 2009
Languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, ask for other languages