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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

LIVE! At-Home Planetarium Shows

The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center remains closed due to Covid-19. In the interim we are offering virtual planetarium programming. The shows will be live from planetarium. Please visit our facebook page to live stream the show. New shows will be released each Friday at 7:00 PM.


https://www.facebook.com/fernbankcenter/

In addtion to the weekly in-house virtual plantetarium shows, we are also offering several shows from Spitz Inc. The titles below are for audiences of all ages on a variety of different subjects — all with an innovative approach to storytelling and amazing visuals.  

Dinos at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy who share a fascination for all things that fly.  You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern day birds: the feathered dinosaurs.

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Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate.  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 our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

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Educator's Guide

Faster Than Light

Faster Than Light

Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.  Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

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Educator's Guide

Zula

Zula: Down To Earth

The Zula Patrollers must find and catch the villainous Deliria Delight, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

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Educator's Guide

Zula

Zula: Under The Weather

The Zula gang inadvertently hurts their loyal pet Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on.  Villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into helping with his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. The Zula Patrollers find out and go after him – in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.

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Educator's Guide

Piano

Piano Under The Stars

 The film features original piano compositions by renowned Chilean pianist/composer Claudio Recabarren Madrid with ethno-symphonic musical arrangements such as voice, wind, and ancestral percussion. Original immersive imagery lends artistic, cosmic layers to the work, creating a sensory relationship with the music being performed.

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Planetarium and Observatory Contacts


April Whitt- Astronomer

april.whitt@fernbank.edu


Mark Lancaster - Astronomer

mark.lancaster@fernbank.edu


Scott Harris - Planetary Geologist, Meterorites

scott.harris@fernbank.edu