Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System (fulldome)

Experience the Solar System like never before - by traveling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!

The audience of this stunning 35 minute show are transported inside a special spacecraft that takes them to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun and all the planets of the Solar

Unlike traditional planetarium shows the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being presented with the incredible 4K resolution visuals, The audience listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.

This show is designed to be educational for children but proves to be an entertaining experience for people of all ages.

This full dome planetarium show is freely available for planetarium use. It is released here in high resolution 4k fulldome format, for the worldwide planetarium community to download and use. However, if you will use this show in a planetarium or for any other showings other than personal use you must fill out the form here (mandatory):
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The material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. (

For more information please contact Chris Harrison (



Film Director: Dr Chris Harrison (

Principle Sound Designer: Dr James Trayford (

Scripting and Advisors: Steve Toase, Dr Nic Bonne, Aishwarya Girdhar, Rachel Lambert, Amrit Singh, Dr Anita Zanella, Prof. Jeff Cooke, Phia Damsma, Dr Garry Foran, Dr Rubén Garcia-Benito, Dr Miranda Jarvis, Liz Milburn, Dr Enrique Pérez Montero, Dr Stefania Varano.

Music: Dr Leigh Harrison (

Narration (English): Rachel Lambert and Dr Nic Bonne.

Produced by: Theofanis Matsopoulos (

This project is funded by a Science and Technology Facilities Council Spark Award and a Royal Astronomical Society Education and Outreach Small Grant. We are also grateful for valuable contributions from: The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, Newcastle Children’s Vision Team, The VIEWS group Newcastle and The Great North Museum: Hancock.

Additional Italian Credits: Translation: Anita Zanella; Narration: Marica Rampazzo and Filippo Tognazzo; Support from: Stefania Varano and Alessandra Zanazzi; Recorded by: Box Record; Produced by: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, as part of the project Progetto di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”.

Additional Spanish Credits: Translation: Enrique Pérez Montero; Narration and Recording: Encarni Torres and José Antonio Meca.

Additional German Credits: Narration: Suzanne Vogdt, Benjamin Stöwe and Jürgen Rienow; Production: Stiftung Planetarium Berlin and European Southern Observatory (ESO).

About the Video

Release date:6 December 2021, 10:00
Duration:35 m 00 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Solar System
Type: Solar System
Solar System


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