Are you ready? A newly-designed spacecraft is going to take off to explore the latest weather conditions of the members of the
Solar System. It is installed with all sorts of equipment specially-designed for certain celestial bodies, including an orbiter, a lander and multi-stage probes, which can meet all kinds of extreme weather.
First, we shall take a closer look at a violent solar storm and its impact on the nearest
planet ¡X Mercury. Then we shall pass through thick clouds of sulfuric acid and land on the hot surface of Venus, the average temperature of which reaches 460¢J. Later, we shall travel among dust storm which envelop Mars, appreciating super lightning that occurs in Jupiter¡¦s Great Red Spot, touring rivers and oceans formed by liquid methane in Titan. Moreover, we shall go to Neptune to experience the strongest super hurricane and the hardest diamond rain in the
Solar System. Finally, we shall visit the largest moon of
Neptune ¡X Triton, admiring the extraordinary cryovolcanoes.
The new 3D Dome Show ¡§Wildest Weather in the Solar System¡¨ will start the journey from the Sun, taking the audience to planets and moons in the
Solar System and giving them vivid experience of the inclement weather of these celestial bodies. We assure you that you will be thankful for being on Earth.
Dome Show ¡m Wildest Weather in the Solar System ¡n Trailer
Solar flares eject large clouds of charged particles into space at a speed of 700 km per second.
These particles will reach the Earth within a few days and cause a solar storm.
The atmosphere of Venus is comprised mainly of carbon dioxide, which is a type of greenhouse gas. The runaway greenhouse effect on Venus results in the evaporation of all water, causing its surface temperature to reach 460¢XC, high enough to melt lead metal.
The heat of the Sun causes Martian atmosphere to create a turbulence. The vortex propels dust to form a dust devil with a height of 20 km, more than double the height of Mount Everest, the Earth¡¦s highest peak.
The ice particles within Jupiter¡¦s giant red spot rub against each other, creating electric charges which form super bolts of lightning. They are ten times more powerful than those on Earth.
The wind speed of a super hurricane on Neptune is over 2,400 km per hour, which is 8 times faster than the strongest hurricane on Earth.
Show Period :
2013 to 30 December 2013
Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Admission Fees :
Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above
- Children under 3 years old will not be admitted