The Sun, Our Living Star (fulldome)

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.

It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.

The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations.

Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.

Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

We encourage the community to produce their own translations and narrations. The script and split audio files are supplied to the right. We welcome receiving copies of the translated scripts and audio files to share with the community.


Other Audio

  • Colombian Spanish: surround 7.1
    Translation: Planetario de Medellín — Corporación Parque Explora
    Narration: Sara Delgado
    Recording and Production: Camilo Posada


Film Director: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Music & Sound Effects: Konstantino Polizois (Konstantino)
3D Animation and Graphics: Theofanis Matsopoulos, Luis Calçada & Martin Kornmesser
Producer: Theofanis Matsopoulos & the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Script and Scientific Advice: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ryan Wyatt, Nicolas Matsopoulos, Adam Hadhazy, Rebecca Davies, Carl Mundy & Paola Amico
Narration: Sara Mendes Da Costa
Audio mastering: Konstantino Polizois

Japanese Version

Translation: Osamu Kato
Production: Altair LLC
Narration: Namika Matsubara
Recording: TAKE'S co.,ltd.
Cooperation: TAJIMA Hideki Office Ltd.@
Supervision: Manabu Shinohara (Professor / National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College)

Russian version

Produced by: Planetarium of Kazan Federal University
Translation: Ildar Garaev
Editor: Dr. Roman Zhuchkov, Associate Prof. of Kazan Federal University Astronomy and Space Geodesy Department
Audio: Ildar Garaev
Narrator: Marsel Mindubaev

Turkish version

Translation:  Burak Ulas/Izmir Turk College Planetarium
Organization: Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality / Sabanci Planetarium (2018)
Translate: Ömer Ayyıldız
Narrator: Utku Görkem Kırdemir
Audio editing: Önder Orakoğlu

Polish version:

Produced by: Olsztyn Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory
Translation: Dr. Bartosz Dąbrowski and Iga Tokarska
Narrator: Cezary Ilczyna
Recording: Home Studio Olsztyn

Swedish version:

Produced by: Lund University Planetarium 2020
Translation: Anna S. Arnadottir, Linnea Sternefält, Johan Appelgren, Kim Svensson, Rigmor Grönwall
Recording/Directing/Editing: Anna S. Arnadottir (
Narrator: Rigmor Grönwall

Slovak version:

Produced by: SOLAR Hvezdáreň Senec
Translation: Jaroslav Šimon, Klára Baloghová /SOLAR Hvezdáreň Senec/
Narrator: Judit Bárdos
Recording: SURE AUDIO

Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions:
Narration and Production:
Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre

Italian version:
Translation: Christiane De Micheli Schulthess
Narration: Emanuele Santoro
Production: Verkehrshaus der Schweiz / Synchrontonstudio Ueli Thalmann
Recording: Ueli Thalmann.
Supervision: Marc Horat, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

French version:
Translation: Supertext
Narration: Olivier Vuille
Production: Verkehrshaus der Schweiz / Synchrontonstudio Ueli Thalmann
Recording: Ueli Thalmann.
Supervision: Marc Horat, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

About the Video

Release date:6 September 2018, 10:43
Duration:24 m 43 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Star
Solar System


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