The outside of the Morrison Planetarium at the Academy.

Help us decide what shows to bring back to Morrison Planetarium at the Academy during the 2022-2023 school year!

Let us start with the Earth Science options...

We'd like to bring one of these classic shows back to the dome, likely to play at 11:30am and 1:30pm, running for approximately 35 minutes.

Life: A Cosmic Story (watch trailer)
How did life on Earth begin? Take a high-speed tour of key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. Starting with the first stars and ending with the tremendous biological diversity on Earth today, "Life" will show you that our human pedigree is actually 13.7 billion years in the making.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet (watch trailer)
Head on a sweeping geological journey that explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. Witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons—and how geological activity influences the course of human history.

Habitat Earth (watch trailer)
We think of ourselves as self-sufficient, but humans live within an intricate network of plants, animals, and other life forms that support us in myriad ways. Discover the beauty, variety, and vast complexity of these relationships—from the food webs of San Francisco Bay to the mutually beneficial partnerships in a Douglas fir forest community. Dive with sea otters, explore the life forms hidden within soil, and migrate through the oceans with whales.

Considering your curriculum and your student population, how do you feel about each show?


And the winner is: Habitat Earth!

We'll share the full schedule of student planetarium shows in early August when the field trip application opens for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Until then, enjoy your summer break!


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