But, that show was written as a group - me and two friends. You see, I want to write a show that's completely mine, but I can't seem to decide what to do it on!
So here's a few ideas I came up with the other day. I'm interested in seeing which of these you like. I have three basic show ideas, but I can always mix and match if you like elements from different suggested shows. If you don't know what some of this stuff is, then just assume it's really cool because I'm not going to have anything lame and boring in my planetarium show.
Science Fiction and Science Fact – What a strange place we live in!
Physics in space
laser beams “instantaneous”
inertia! Pesky inertia.
speed and traveling the distances
tachyons, transporters, tractor beams, force fields, holo-decks, replicators, subspace, and other mostly unrealistic Star Trek technologies
Huge Science Fiction (perhaps science future?)
Interstellar travel STL (slower than light)
moving through the 4th dimension
Strange Universe (Facts)
special and general relativity - 4 spatial dimensions
Astronomical and Physical Mysteries
basic assumptions of cosmology
- physical constants
- homogeneous and isotropic universe
dark matter/dark energy
future of the universe – shape of universe
grand unification theory
Man’s place in the universe
God is not just the god of this world
“Worlds without number have I created”
The amazing fact that life even exists – let alone us!
The creation – from beginning to end
Movie: Scaled zooming from the milky way all the way to the planetarium
The Creation – How we and everything we’re made of got here
Formation of galaxies
strange early universe phenomena
giant black holes
formation of stars
- habitability zone
- the moon
- meteoroid shield
- rotational tilt
Aliens and such
Drake equation – an equation predicting extra-terrestrial intelligent life
Size of the universe
What is all this astronomy stuff?
So, you don’t know a thing about astronomy…
Why astronomy is as cool as it is.
Why we should care.
- the universe
Life? What the heck?
Weird but True!
Where are we in all this?
Why should we care?