The universe we see today is the product of explosive events. They have even shaped our very existence.
When giant stars explode as "supernovae" they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we are only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. But other outbursts have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of high energy particles, can echo the foundational events of the early universe.
As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these "particles," a proton, as it participates in nature's astounding events of rebirth and renewal.
"Exploding Universe" represents the most ambitious commitment of time and talent that Clark Planetarium Productions has ever invested in. It was mastered in full 4k X 4k resolution and a frame rate of 60 frames per second (lower resolutions and 30fps are still available).
If you would like low-res (2k) dome masters of the trailer to test on your dome, you can download them by following This Link. (Note it is 3Gb in size and will take a couple of minutes to start downloading).
To see an HD widescreen version of the trailer, go HERE.
Watch the full show HERE!
Show Length = 30 minutes.
Frame Rate = 60 or 30 fps.
Sound Effects and Surround Sound = Erik Foreman (Earstorm Corp).
Target Audience: General Public, ages 10+
Some comments from our audiences:
"The new Exploding Universe show is a masterpiece, distilling a thirteen and a half billion year story into a coherent and gorgeous thirty minutes."
"I about jumped out of my chair when the protoplanet crashes in out of nowhere!"
"It was so clear on explaining what a planet is."
"That was an awesome movie. We loved it."