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An excerpt from "Einstein's Homework" (Copyright 2018, Tsukuba Expo Center, Japan), a full-dome, animated planetarium program. The program explains about gravitational waves, including background concepts of gravity, observational astronomy, and laser interferometry. The program considers the present and future of multi-message astronomy. It is aimed at a general audience
(age range: primary school students to adults).
An excerpt from "Star Camp: Travels through the Milky Way on the Galactic Railway"
(Copyright 2020, Tsukuba Expo Center, Japan), a full-dome, animated planetarium program.
Every year in this season, a special star camp is held.
This program introduces astronomical concepts as described in Kenji Miyazawa's famous novel, "Night on the Galactic Railroad."Following the celestial route in the book, the main characters take a virtual trip along the Milky Way, from the Northern Cross to the Southern Cross.
Moreover, the program's protagonist learns new things about the galaxy, which even Kenji could not have known, since modern astronomy has progressed much since the author's time. The latest astronomical images and concepts are used to enhance the audience's understanding.
An excerpt from "Canvas of Stars" (Copyright 2015, Tsukuba Expo Center, Japan), a full-dome, animated planetarium program. The program explains the astronomical concepts that are introduced in H.A. and Margaret Rey's popular astronomy books "Find the Constellations" and "The Stars: A New Way to See Them". The program briefly introduces the Reys and hints at their real-life adventure, which took them from Germany to Brazil to France and finally to the USA, where their Curious George* children's books became an international bestseller.
*Note: The characters or artwork of Curious George books are not featured in this animated planetarium program. The art and concepts of the Reys' astronomy books are featured, with permission from the copyright holders.
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