FIREFALL – The Story of Comets, Meteors, Asteroids

FIREFALL – The Story of Comets, Meteors, Asteroids & NEOs is a 32-min show for planetariums and digital dome theatres. Info, trailer & full preview available.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: October 2013

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Throughout Earth’s violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface.

The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors – those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth.

Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life.

Life on Earth owes its very existence to these denizens of the solar system, yet it could all be wiped out in an instant.

This ceaseless Firefall is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space.


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Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 32 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 6 - 13, 14 - 18, Adults
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG
Audio format: Stereo, 5.1
Languages: English

Production & Support

Co-Produced by
Co-Produced by


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Firefall is a great show, with information about comets, asteroids, and the impacts caused by both (eg. Tunguska, Shoemaker-Levy 9). Well written, this is an excellent show for general audiences and astronomy classes -- we use this show routinely (and have for 5 years now) in all our introductory astronomy university classes to complement our discussions on small solar system bodies.