Events for February 18, 2020
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars. Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.
Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer!
Is the daily grind getting you down? Need a reset from your hectic month? Stop by the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater over your lunch break to treat yourself to a mid-month tune-out. Enjoy a short “Sky Tonight” astronomy presentation, then sit back and relax to soothing music and stunning 360-degree visions of the cosmos in the Dome.
If you arrive after noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Pause upon entering to allow your eyes time to adjust to the darkness and a Dome operator will help you find a seat. Bring your lunch – food & drink are welcome in the Dome.
Tune-Out Tuesdays | FREE Noon Event!
Please note: this program is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some little ones. It may not be suitable for young children.
Mini Makers: Cardboard Box
Imagine, invent, problem solve, and more during Mini Makers: Cardboard Box! In this program, children will engage in design thinking as they learn about reusing through a themed story time and hands-on building. There will be opportunities to try new tools and to use them in a safe and supervised environment. Once complete, each little engineer will have their very own up-cycled creation to take home!
Attention caregivers: Please bring one clean recyclable item (e.g. plastic bottle, cereal box, paper towel tube).
Mini Makers is designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:15pm.
$5 per participating child/$4 for members – caregivers are free
CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story
What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!
Dream to Fly
Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes, we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight. Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself.
Runtime: 35 minutes | View the trailer!
Experience the Aurora
Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, our crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in full-dome theaters.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!
DomeLab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! DomeLab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!
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