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Spark: The Universe in Us

Journey across space and time to witness the origin of the lifegiving elements that make up our solar system, Earth—and us!

1 user reviews
Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: November 2023

Directed by: Ryan Wyatt



Best Astronomy Show
Dome Under Film Festival
Best Educational Film
Dome Fest West


Where did the building blocks of life come from? The answer lies in the hearts of distant stars and incredibly powerful explosions such as supernovae, which help spread fundamental elements to galaxies far and wide where they can spark new life.

Narrated by Diego Luna, the California Academy of Sciences’ all-new, original planetarium film “Spark: The Universe in Us” explores how hundreds of millions of celestial events have forged the elements that make up the Solar System, Earth, and us.

Travel deep inside a giant star nearing the end of its life, witness the collision of stellar corpses, and experience the quiet demise of a star like the Sun. From the oxygen we breathe to the iron in our blood, the silicon in Earth’s mantle to the uranium that warms our planet’s core and helps give our planet its protective magnetic field, we owe it all to the stars!

Journey across space and time as we explore the remnants of stellar explosions, tracing the movements of elements through our galaxy to understand how stars live, die, and seed the Universe with the elements to build new generations of stars, planets, and life.


You can get this show from:
Sky-Skan International

Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 26 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 14 - 18
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Poster

Technical specifications

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

Production & Support

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Screened at 1 dome theaters and counting...


The movie is great, it really moved me. This message always give me goosebumps, no matter how many times I hear it, the way it is delivered is so good. I don't know how effective it would be for a 3D projection, but definitely the message it stores and sends is inspiring and needs to be shared with the audience! Greetings from Bulgaria, Regional Natural History Museum Plovdiv! Y.S.