Fragile Planet : Earth’s Place in the Universe

California Academy of Sciences

25 minutes

  • Audience: General admission
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Technology: 2D
  • Genre: Documentary

Fragile Planet gives audiences an astronaut’s view of Earth, highlighting Earths unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might host extraterrestrial life. The show’s theme – that Earth is the only known haven for life, and thus is important to protect – echoes the themes of biodiversity and sustainability. The visual foundation of the show lies in scientific visualization, everything audiences will see in Fragile Planet has a basis in astronomers’ best understanding of the Universe.