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New Planetarium Show: “Dynamic Earth”

Experience Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Gigantic Whales and Ocean Currents

Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine, an intriguing new planetarium show, premiered on February 14. Regular showings are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Courtesy of Spitz Creative Media Volcano erupts on Venus
Courtesy of Spitz Creative Media Volcano erupts on Venus

The award-winning Dynamic Earth (families and children age 8 and older) explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape the planet’s climate: the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere.

Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Use this link to watch the trailer:

Dynamic Earth is the result of a two-year collaboration among Spitz Creative Media, the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc. The show was produced in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science, and narrated by the Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson.

Dynamic Earth explores concepts and terms essential to understanding the climate – the Earth-Sun relationship; life, plate tectonics and the carbon cycle; the interconnection of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and biosphere; comparison with Venus; and perspective on climate change. Running time: 24 minutes.

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