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Downtown Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium

For the Adventurer

For the Young at Heart

Thrill Ride for the Senses

Exploding Universe In My Backyard
Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

FREE Planetarium Show

Perfect Little Planet Pink Floyd's The Wall
Monthly Skies Over Tallahassee

One World, One Sky:
Big Bird’s Adventure

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Ultimate Universe Secret of the Cardboard Rocket  
Black Holes The Little Star That Could  
Experience the Aurora    
Fantastic Fractals    

Mysteries of the Unseen World

   

Extreme Weather Opens May 19

   


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Extreme Weather Opens May 19

In My BackyardWeather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather. 

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.Sponsor Logos

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

In My BackyardMysteries of the Unseen World reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

Experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; "see” the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond; enter a microscopic world once reserved for scientists, but now made accessible to the rest of us; and begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is to see on Earth.

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.Sponsor Logos

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Fantastic Fractals

In My BackyardFantastic Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining.

For more information about Fantastic Fractals, click here.

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.Sponsor Logos

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Experience the Aurora

Experience The Aurora Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle.  For the first time, the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky.  This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of the quest to find and photograph the aurora for full-dome theaters.

*EDUCATORS:
 Please CLICK HERE for the Experience the Aurora Educator Guide

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.Sponsor Logos

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In My Backyard

In My Backyard Children's entertainer Fred Penner narrates and sings for this lively journey into his backyard, where we discover all sorts of things - colors of the rainbow, bugs and spiders, the different seasons, the planets, the Moon, and the stars in the nighttime sky. From the Calgary Science Centre; digitized and converted by fulldome by Ward Beecher Planetarium.

The interaction in this program makes it suitable for young children; they are encouraged to call for Arnie, one of the major "characters," and to clap and sing.

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.Sponsor Logos

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Exploding Universe

Exploding UniverseOut of devastation comes new creation. Explosive events have shaped and transformed the Universe, as well as the Earth itself, into what it is today. And not all of them have been on a grand scale.

Throughout this constant evolution of the Universe, some of the most elementary particles have still managed to endure. This show follows the path of one of those “particles,” a proton, as it participates in some of nature’s most astounding events of rebirth and renewal: from supernovae and colliding black holes to supervolcanoes and proton collisions. Come and experience the Universe’s ultimate blowups.

This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
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Perfect Little Planet

Perfect Little PlanetImagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages. 

 

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FREE Monthly Planetarium Show
Presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society

TAS"May Skies Over Tallahassee"
May 6 at 10:00 a.m.


Come on down to the Downtown Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium and enjoy a free planetarium show on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. “May Skies over Tallahassee” is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society and will review prominent constellations, stars and planet positions in the May morning and evening sky. 

 

The constellations Virgo "The Maiden" and Bootes "The Herdsman" will be highlighted for "Learning Constellations".  The “Binocular Object-of-the-Month” is the Whirlpool Galaxy, two galaxies colliding, near the handle of the Big Dipper.  Learn about the stunningly beautiful Sombrero Galaxy, the "Messier Object of the Month".  The “Learning Astronomy” topic this month will feature the James Webb Space Telescope, the replacement to the Hubble Space Telescope.    

 

 “May Skies over Tallahassee” is included in the regular planetarium show schedule during the month of Mayfor those who cannot make the free show on May 6.

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Monthly Skies Over Tallahassee

We offer a monthly planetarium show created by popular planetarium instructor Bill Skelley and the Tallahassee Astronomical Society. As do the skies over Tallahassee, the content will change monthly. The morning and evening visible skies will be showcased, including prominent constellations, stars and planets, and each show will include a different “Learning Astronomy” topic. Additionally, visitors will learn about the “Constellation of the Month,” “Binocular Object of the Month,” and “Messier Object of the Month.” The show allows for audience interaction including question-and-answer sessions.

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One SkyOne World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo’s friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Together, Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu locate the Big Dipper, the North Star and the Moon in the night sky. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu want to learn more about the Moon, so Big Bird suggests that they use their imagination to travel there. Once on the Moon, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu quickly learn that the Moon has a very different environment than Earth. They discover there is no air on the Moon and learn that without air there can be no trees, animals, flowers or, to their disappointment, flying kites or playing soccer. Realizing this makes them homesick, so they use their imagination to take them back to Sesame Street. Back on Earth, Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu realize that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.

Download the educator guide.

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Ultimate Universe

From the edge of space and time, through vast fields of wondrous galaxies, to the majesty of our solar system, this show will take audiences on a grand tour of the universe and let them experience its most provocative secrets. A joint effort between Evans Sutherland and the Clark Planetarium, The Ultimate Universe is a journey from the edge of the universe through space and time to reach our home planet, witnessing the major components of the cosmos along the way.

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Black Holes

Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. This new immersive digital theater program incorporates some of the most intense three-dimensional visual effects ever created on the subject.

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring all the planets in our solar system alongside their ship's navigator, a rather plucky astronomy book. You will visit each planet and learn fun and interesting facts about them!

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket was produced with state of the art 3-D animation and a 5.1 soundtrack with spectacular effects created at George Lucus' Skywalker Ranch.

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The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could is a story about an average yellow star on a search for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along his way, he encounters other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars can combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced to audiences along with basic information about the Solar System.

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Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon comes to life in all its glory, in this full dome digital presentation that truly has to be seen to believe. Lose yourself in the waves of colors, images, animations, and fractals that dance along to this epic masterpiece. Presented in full dome digital video and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, this is the ultimate way to enjoy this classic album!


 

Pink Floyd's The Wall

Pink Floyd The WallPink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall is one of the most creative productions in the history of rock music. "Another Brick in the Wall," "Comfortably Numb," "Hey You," and others epitomize the story of an antihero caught between war and desire in the 20th century. Come experience these songs and others all choreographed to stunning digital imagery under the planetarium's 360-degree multimedia dome.




Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd Wish You Were HereLose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece Wish You Were Here. In addition to the title track, such classics as “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Welcome to the Machine” come to life in enthralling graphics and soundscapes, painting a deeply personal picture of loss and hope. This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery.

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