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!
After the movie, learn even more about wild weather in space with a Science North Bluecoat as you explore how Earth's magnetic field shields us from the Sun's intense power. Experience the consequences of a massive solar storm and try to find your way home using nothing but the stars in the night sky.
(Duration: 20 minutes)
Explore the wonders of the Planetarium through a little robot's quest for a home in this whimsical and innovative production. Mixing elements of traditional storytelling with digital technology, every show is a little different as the children in the audience help create it!
Best for ages 4 to 8
"A dazzling show for kids, robots, and stars"
Take a thrilling voyage from our home planet to the outermost regions of the observable universe, narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. Travel across billions of light years, stopping along the way to explore the locations that make up our “cosmic address.” Fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of intergalactic space, experiencing stunning cosmic destinations like never before.
After the film, there will be a 20-minute live presentation by a Science North Bluecoat, including new discoveries about our galaxy’s place in the universe.
With state-of the-art digital technology, Science North’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.