Take an intimate look at the Sun's role in the life of our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, audiences experience the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. This full-dome movie traces the life cycle of the Sun, going back to its beginning and moving forward in time to its eventual end.
Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth!
With state-of the-art digital technology, Science Northâ€™s Planetarium is the first planetarium of its kind in Northern Ontario. Feature films about astronomy and other space topics are projected on an 8.4 metre dome. The digital technologies, surround sound and special dome screen immerse audiences, taking them through the galaxies and right to the outer extremities of the known universe, billions of light years away.
Visitors will learn about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations presented by Science North Staff Scientists who have access to a comprehensive library of scientific data and ready-to-use educational materials, as well as advanced real time show production tools.