Meticulously researched, this National Geographic large format film uses actors to recreate the Corps of Discovery Expedition’s mission to open up the West soon after the Louisiana Purchase. Watch in awe as the movie transports you back in time to observe Merriweather Lewis and William Clark leading the expedition across the west in an effort to learn more about the land, map the new territory, find an all water passage to the Pacific Ocean and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain or other European powers tried to claim it. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, the Corps of Discovery mission comes to life on the planetarium’s 50 foot dome.
Mankind’s greatest endeavor is the exploration of space. What does it take to become an astronaut, and participate in the incredible journey? Find out in the this program by experiencing a rocket launch from inside an astronaut's body. Explore both inner and outer space in this exciting show. Join test astronaut "Chad" as he's subjected to the perils lurking beyond Earth's protective atmosphere and magnetic field. Does Chad have the right stuff? Would you?
After the show, a live show presented takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.
Sometime in the future…
A time has come when humans have depleted our home planet's resources. Multi-billionaire business tycoon Warren Trout, seeking to secure new frontiers for Trout Enterprises, recruits former Space Fleet Command pilot Jack Larsen for a mission to find a suitable extraterrestrial location for human colonization. Now Jack finds himself searching the solar system, but he isn’t alone. It seems that Trout’s daughter, Ashley, has stowed away onboard his spaceship. Together they embark upon a wild ride through the solar system trying to answer these questions: How are the worlds of the solar system alike? How are they different? What features must a world possess for humans to live there?
Will Larson and Ashley find a suitable location? Will they even survive this mission? Find out in this action-packed adventure.