"Worlds Beyond Earth" (1/7/2021 - 31/12/2021)
Earth is our home, and indeed our only home in the Universe at present. Earth is undoubtedly special and vibrant, but what kind of worlds are the other members of the Solar System like?
The Solar System consists of the Sun and everything bound to it by gravity, including the planets, dwarf planets, hundreds of satellites and countless of asteroids, comets and other icy bodies. Based on authentic scientific data collected from various groundbreaking space missions, the film leads us to a tour across the Solar System to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbours.
Following an Apollo mission with the Lunar Module "Falcon", we visit the cratered surface of our own Moon. Other spacecraft bring us to a dramatic flight through the swirling rings of Saturn, and soaring encounters with distant worlds of active volcanoes and buried oceans.
From breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our Solar System to immersive visualisations of deeper space, the Sky Show "Worlds Beyond Earth" tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our Solar System, and makes us appreciate the uniqueness of our home planet for life to flourish here but not in other places. Come and join this exciting voyage to space!
"Worlds Beyond Earth" Trailer
The Moon is the first celestial object on which the human beings have set foot. The twelve Apollo astronauts who walked across the lunar surface collected many rock samples that helped us discover that the Moon formed from Earth itself, during a collision with an object the size of Mars, four-and-a-half billion years ago.
Saturn, our Solar System's second largest planet, is surrounded by more than 80 moons. The Cassini spacecraft spent 13 years diving in and out of the Saturn system, capturing close-up images of its rings.
The Jupiter's moon Io is caught in an intricate gravitational dance with Jupiter and its other moons. Heat from friction melts rocks inside Io, causing eruptions of lava plumes from the frosty surface. Io is the most volcanically active object in the Solar System - an amazing world of fire and ice!
When the Rosetta spacecraft visited comet 67P, its instruments had analysed the comet and found not only frozen water and rock dust, but organic matter, including amino acids – the basic building blocks of life.
Mars has the deepest and longest canyons in the Solar System. Layers of sediments within them show us a record of dramatic climate change once occurred on Mars.
|Show:||Sky Show "Worlds Beyond Earth"|
|Show Period:||1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021|
|Show Schedule :|| 5:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holiday) |
11:00 am, 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve
For more information on the show schedule of other shows, please refer to Space Theatre Show Schedule
|Place:||Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum|
|Admission Fees:|| Standard Admission: $32 (stalls), $24 (front stalls) |
Concession Admission: $16 (stalls), $12 (front stalls)
|Show Duration:||25 minutes|
|Language:|| Sessions at 5:00 pm on Wednesday (except public holiday) and 8:00 pm on Sunday and public holiday are in English. All other sessions are in Cantonese. |
Audience can also select the following languages with the multi-channel headphone system:
Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese
|Ticketing:|| Please refer to "Ticketing Information" |
|Seating plan:||Please refer to Space Theatre Seating Plan|
All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Worlds Beyond Earth was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).