WBP Show Productions

 

Although we're not in the business of show production, the Ward Beecher Planetarium has developed several original shows that have been distributed and are still available to share with others. All shows are free.
More planetarium productions, including WBP originals, are available at Cosmoquest's Science on a Half Sphere.



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Program Information

Audience

Available Formats
Cosmic Castaways



There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper, nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and a few faint, ghostly patches of light. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, travelling with their brothers and sisters in a vast galactic family. But some find themselves on their own, deep within voids between the galaxies. These are the cosmic castaways. An original production of the Ward Beecher Planetarium, this program is based partially on research by YSU's astrophysicists Dr. John Feldmeier and Dr. Patrick Durrell.
Run time: approximately 21 minutes

General audience; Middle school and older

Fulldome (1k & 2k) and flatscreen versions available. Visit Cosmoquest's Science on a Half Sphere for available formats.

Contact Curt Spivey for more information.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Attribution required.




George & Oatmeal Save Santa



Santa is lost and George (a wizard) and Oatmeal (a snowman) are looking for him across the world, using the stars to navigate and learning star stories from different cultures.
Run time: approximately 17 minutes

Pre-K - 3rd grade

You can download the original slides, script, and soundtrack.
Fulldome version (1k x 1k) by high school students in Casper, Wyoming, is also available.

Contact Curt Spivey for download information.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
If you rework the program for fulldome or another presentation method, be sure to share with us and with others!




Wilbear's Adventure



Wilbear is a teddy bear who wants to fly; his hero is Wilbur Wright and his grandpa, who tells him about the stars and the history of flight.
Run time: approximately 22 minutes

Pre-K - 3rd grade

Both slide-based and fulldome (1k x 1k) versions of this program are available

Contact Curt Spivey for download information.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
If you rework the program for fulldome or another presentation method, be sure to share with us and with others!

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