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  • Habitat Earth poster
  • Earthquake poster
  • Life: A Cosmic Story poster
  • Fragile Planet poster

Engage yourself in fulldome storytelling from the California Academy of Sciences.

The Morrison Planetarium is happy to collaborate with any institution that wishes to translate a show for licensing.

Incoming!: Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins


Narrated by George Takei

Winner, Brno Observatory and Planetarium Director’s Award at the 2016 IPS Fulldome Festival Brno

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.

Cutting-edge visualizations bring astronomical data from NASA missions to life while taking audiences on a ride through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins. Along the way, audiences will discover what these impacts from above can teach us—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 30fps
  • Audio formats: 5.1, stereo
  • Languages: English
  • Running Time: 25:00

Habitat Earth: Living in a Connected World

Habitat Earth logo and Earth from space image

Narrated by Frances McDormand​

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. In this new show from the Academy, 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. You'll learn how life changes our planet—and how we benefit from our connections to the life that surrounds us. Educator guides: Grades 3–5 and Grades 6–12

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Audio formats: 5.1, stereo
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Running time: 24:28

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet

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Narrated by Benjamin Bratt

A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet 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. Educator guide: Grades 6–12

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Audio formats: 5.1, stereo
  • Languages: English
  • Running time: 22:30


Life: A Cosmic Story

Life: A Cosmic Story

Narrated by Jodie Foster

Life: A Cosmic Story begins in a redwood forest, with the sounds of wind and life. We explore the shared chemistry of life, then leap back in time to the origin of the elements themselves. The show soars forward, showing the formation of Earth, the movement of continents, and the changing environment for life. The audience is left immersed inside a representation of life’s shared heritage.

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Audio formats: 5.1, stereo
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Greek
  • Running time: 25:51




Fragile Planet

Fragile Planet logo

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver

Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet through the lens of astronomy. The show’s theme—Earth as the only known haven for life, and the importance of protecting it—echoes the themes of biodiversity and sustainability. From the three-dimensional terrain on Mars to the locations of extrasolar planetary systems, everything audiences see in Fragile Planet is based on astronomers’ best understanding of the Universe.

  • Resolution: 4K
  • Frame Rate: 30 fps
  • Audio formats: 5.1, stereo
  • Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Running time: 25:00


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Fulldome Show Licensing Distribution Partners

Our Partners

Contact one of our official distribution partners for information on licensing our shows:

  • Audio Visual Imagineering, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • ePlanetarium
  • Evans & Sutherland
  • Fulldome Film Society
  • Istanbul Planetaryum
  • Loch Ness Productions
  • Reef Distribution
  • RSA Cosmos
  • Sciss AB
  • Sky-Skan Europe GmbH
  • Skypoint Planetariums
  • Spitz Inc.