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Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and in this show you will learn how they happen and how to safely view one.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: May 2023

Produced by: Rice University
Directed by:




Two eclipses cross the US in 2023 and 2024 – an annular on October 14, 2023 and a total eclipse on April 8, 2024! Everyone in the continental US will experience at least a partial solar eclipse on April 8.

Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and in this new planetarium show, you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where these two eclipses take place.

You will learn the history of eclipse watchers and how to observe safely. Texas is the nexus where the annular eclipse of 2023 and the total solar eclipse of 2024 cross!

The next solar eclipse to cross the US is in 2045 so don’t miss this one!!


You can get this show from:
Rice University

Show details

Shorter version runtime : 10 minutes
Full version runtime: 24 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 6 - 13, 14 - 18, Adults
License: Traditional license
Resource & materials: Guide for educators, Poster, Source files

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome, Spherical mirror projection, Flat screen
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 2 dome theaters and counting...


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