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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?

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Type: Realtime show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: August 2020

Produced by: halbautomaten
Directed by:

Plot keywords: earth environment real-time


SILBERSALZ Science & Media Award
Best 360-Degree Film
Horsetooth International Film Festival


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.


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Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 40 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 14 - 18, Adults
License: Short-term license
Resource & materials: Poster, Source files

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 60 fps
Show orientation: Panoramic
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG, Audience interactivity
Audio format: Stereo
Languages: English, German

Production & Support

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Screened at 3 dome theaters and counting...


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