Education through enterteinment

Models of Planetary Motion

Space travel

Kepler Laws

History of Astronomy

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Production: Creative Planet, 2017
Genre: animation
Subject: History of Astronomy, travel to Mars, Kepler`s laws, Space Science, Space Explorations,
Duration: 27 min 13 sec 9 frames
Target Group: children / family, adults
Format: fulldome 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 8K / 2D, 3D
Sound: 5.1, stereo, wave, AC3
Website: http://creative-pla.net/portfolio-items/explore/
Available languages: English, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Belgian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japan

EXPLORE presents a broad selection of science topics in a modern and accessible way, in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonise Mars– a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen. The film does not just explain scientific facts, such as the geo- vs helio-centric model or retrograde motion of planets. By closely examining the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions, “Explore” also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world, and how much we all benefit from them. High quality visuals, custom composed music, and professional narration all serve a single purpose: to enhance the audience’s immersive experience.

The film begins with a look at how scholars and scientists throughout the ages used the sky as a calendar and clock to measure the passage of time. Their charts and star catalogs became the basis of astrology, and informed the modern science of astronomy. Kepler’s theories about planetary ellipses opened the universe to exploration in ways he never dreamed of, centuries after his death. Kepler’s Laws are fundamental in physics and astronomy and central to modern spaceflight. Transporting ships, people, and cargo beyond Earth depends on these laws of motion. The show demonstrates how those laws work using simple, easy-to-understand animations and clear explanations. Then, to show how they work in space exploration, EXPLORE takes us on an imaginary journey. Astronauts leave Earth, execute two Hohmann-transfer maneuvers, and dock with a space station. Then they are off to Mars. In several beautiful scenes, the show demonstrates how spacecraft follow Kepler’s laws in stately maneuvers as they make their way from Earth to orbit and then on to other worlds.



We’re pleased to see that our latest show EXPLORE is making it’s way to multiple planetariums and theaters worldwide.





“Explore” is the latest production by Maciej Ligowski (Executive Producer of “Dream To Fly”), continuing the trend of bringing visual excellence under the dome to enhance the immersive experience of the public.


The story centers around the motive of human travel to Mars – a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen.


The show presents and explains a broad selection of science content, including:
-elements of history of astronomy;
-the heliocentric vs. geocentric models;
-the three laws of planetary motion;
-orbital maneuvers.


While many people recognize the name of Copernicus, Kepler seems to enjoy much less name recognition. “Explore” showcases the lifetime achievement of Johannes Kepler: his three laws of planetary motion.


beautiful music: scored by Igor Uskokovic to enhence the shows theme.

“Even before any scene of this show was ready for the dome, I committed to buying this show and asked for a 3D version of EXPLORE, because Maciej & Maciej are second to none in their talent and spirit to deliver the best immersive scenes.  And the 3D version, developed in cooperation with us, reveals that to an even greater degree! You immediately recognize their unique and almost “trademark style” of elegant and beautiful soft lighting in the scenes and their sense for perfection in balancing audio and visual immersion. The superb soundtrack completes the artistry and mastership in “Explore” – a show I recommend to you in 2D…and even better: in 3D!” 

Thomas Kraupe, Director of Hamburg Planetarium

“It’s a gorgeous show with a distinctive look and feel, great pacing, and thoughtful use of music. Very nice work.”

Ryan Wyatt, Senior Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, California Academy of Sciences

“Explore is among the best planetarium shows I’ve seen. It’s full of thought-provoking content and superb visuals—it even explains Hohmann Transfers in an approachable, intuitive way! See it. Show it. Your audiences will love it.”

Ron Proctor

“Explore is up there with the best of the shows produced by ALLSKY.de, AMNH, BOSTON, CAS (SF), DENVER, M3D, NSC, SKY SKAN, SPITZ, and E&S (whom I consider to be the best Fulldome producers around). I can also say emphatically that some of your scenes (I am attaching a list) are exceptional both in quality of the scenery as well as the feeling they impart. That is not to say that the rest of the scenes are not just as good but the ones I listed are Hollywood quality anyway you look at them.”

Dionisios Simopoulos, Director Emeritus, Eugenides Planetarium, Athens

Emeritus, Eugenides Planetarium, Athens

“I have been in and around planetariums for over 25 years, volunteering at Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium from age 6 to 18 and traveling to the Hayden Planetarium in New York, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and the Einstein Planetarium in Washington, D.C. In all of my years, I don’t think I’ve seen a more exquisite planetarium program in terms of production and content. I just finished watching the full-length preview — stunning.”

Raphael Perrino, Friends of Arlington Planetarium
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