Polaris, a new production of St-Etienne Planetarium

We are proud to introduce the latest production of the Saint-Étienne Planetarium: Polaris, the space submarine and the mystery of the polar night.
This spectacular and educational adventure for children of all ages was screened for the first time on February 7, 2015.

This 30-minute modern fable was supervised by Éric Frappa (Scientific director of the Planetarium) and required one year and a half to complete. From the writing of the screenplay to the original music, through graphics choices, everything has been done to create a successful Fulldome show.
A playful story, pedagogy and astonishing 3D effects converged around the themes of the scientific method, the polar night and the planets of the solar system. The show, intended for a general audience, is ideally suited for children from 8 to 11.

Synopsis :
James, a traveling penguin from the South Pole, and Vladimir, a funny bear from the North Pole, meet on the Arctic sea ice. They become friends, talk about their respective regions and observe the stars together, wondering why the night is so long at the poles of the Earth.
Novice astronomers, they are trying to solve this mystery by reasoning and observation. Thanks to the rigor of James and the inventive genius of Vladimir, their scientific adventure leads them to build an observatory and then an improvised spaceship. During a trip around the Earth, extended to Mars and Saturn, they get their answer and discover that the planets have similarities but also differences.


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