Earth's Wild Ride HMNS Planetarium

view the earth from a future moon colony


A grandfather and granddaughter watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. Conversation leads to contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life.

Through his stories, the grandfather takes audiences on a wild canyon ride, to an ice age winter with a woolly mammoth, and to the time when the dinosaurs lived and died.  Each experience begins with a telescope view of the dynamic Earth in stark contrast with the unchanging lunar landscape.

Earth’s Wild Ride is like many tales shared by grandparents over the centuries, except “the old country” is really another planet – always visible from the moon base, but totally unlike the granddaughter’s world. Adventure and appreciation for home fill this 20-minute journey back to the Earth.

Produced in collaboration with Rice University, through NASA’s Immersive Earth Project.

Mix and Post Production - Fish-i Studios

School or large group? Call 713-639-4659 to book this show.

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