Screened in November 2018 at the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Music Sky Show "The Chinese Sky" aims to introduce the ancient Chinese constellations. The show has also been participated in different international fulldome festivals like the IMERSA Summit 2019 in the USA, International Festival of Science Visualization 2019 in Japan and Fulldome Festival Brno 2019 in the Czech Republic.
The ancient Chinese divided the sky into the Three Enclosures and the Twenty-eight mansions. The Three Enclosures are the Purple Palace Enclosure, the Supreme Palace Enclosure and the Heavenly Market Enclosure. The Twenty-eight mansions lie along the path of the Moon which passes one every night during a lunar month. These mansions can further be grouped into the Azure Dragon, the Vermilion Bird, the White Tiger and the Murky Warrior, which are also collectively known as the Four Images.
The show has no narration or dialogue, just beautiful music as we believe nature speaks to us in its own language. One will find that the magnificent night sky can be appreciated both visually and aurally.
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