Kinetarium – In Orbit
We invite you on an fulldome interactive expedition: What's orbiting above our heads? And what does space debris have to do with lasers?
Together, we depart on a journey around earth‘s orbit. We discover how mankind began to explore space and learn how many everyday applications satellites have today. But what happens to the satellites when they stop working properly? The answer is as simple as it is problematic: they remain in their orbit.
These useless satellites — i.e. defective or technically obsolete ones — are an alarming sight. Over the years, several thousand of these have accumulated, along with fragments or debris from collisions, burned-out rocket stages, empty fuel tanks and other junk left behind during space missions. They form a belt of debris around earth, making space travel increasingly hazardous.
By integrating live data into our projection, you can see how many objects are actually buzzing over our heads at any given time. You can not only witness this as a viewer, but experience it for yourself: the cluttered orbit makes it increasingly difficult to steer your own spaceship and avoid collisions in the process.
“In Orbit – An interactive journey” is a planetarium show based on a new technology called “Kinetarium”. With the help of planetariums we are able to discover distant worlds and galaxies. Their domes make it possible that we fully immerse ourselves in the projection, just as if we were right in the middle of things. Up until now visitors were mostly passive observers of scripted shows.
With Kinetarium, we‘re introducing interactivity and gamification. Everyone in the audience can participate in the show. Together, you can go on missions, solve puzzles and discover new worlds. Or simply try to crack the high score. The planetarium becomes a platform for gaming and learning together. Kinetarium offers immersive, interactive experiences for groups and enables completely new event formats.
Screened at 3 dome theaters and counting...
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