Genre: Documentary
Rating: 3 out of 5 1
Reviews: 1
Produced by: ePlanetarium, Rice University
Directed by:
Carolyn Sumners
Release date: November 2013
Type: Feature show
Plot keywords: asteroids astronomy comets earth meteorites meteors science solar system

IMPACT! teaches about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets.

The film shows dramatically the effects of the Chixulub and Tungusta events, plus the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall.

IMPACT! describes ways that asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth’s surface.

Includes updated section on Chelyabinsk meteor of Feb 15, 2013.


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Details and Specs

Long version runtime: 25 min
Suitable for: general audience
Target audience: 14 - 18, 6 - 13, adults
Resource & materials: DVD, guide for educators, poster
License: traditional license
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Video format: flat screen, fulldome, spherical mirror projection
Resolution: 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Audio format: 5.1, stereo
Stereo 3D: none
Production technologies: CG, live action, still photography
Available languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Others, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai
Show orientation: unidirectional

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Screened in 2 dome theatres

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Bob Ferguson
Published on Nov. 23rd 2015

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