Bays Mountain Planetarium Productions

You are entering an exciting facet of Bays Mountain Planetarium. If you are a planetarian professional, then you are in the right place. Bays Mountain Planetarium has a long history of show production. As a public planetarium, we have produced engaging slide-format shows since 1971. Since 2008, we have expanded our production to create professional-level full-dome planetarium programs that are both very educational and exciting for our theater as well as yours. We also continue to create new, classic planetaria and flat-screened theater programs as well. Our programs have been shown across the globe in theaters worldwide!

 

Bays Mountain Productions is non-profit and is part of the Bays Mountain Park Association, a support group of Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. All funds acquired go to the Association to provide assistance to the planetarium theater and intern education.

 

If you have any questions on any of our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at thanz@kingsporttn.gov or 423-224-2532.

Full-Dome Planetarium Programs

Our Latest Full-Dome Production:

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Poster for Exploring New Horizons – A Bays Mountain Production.

 

Exploring New Horizons

“Exploring New Horizons” is a full-dome planetarium show that explores the New Horizons spacecraft and its mission to dwarf planet Pluto and other KBOs. This program also exhibits the importance of the scientific method and how it applies to our understanding of the Solar System.

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All of our Full-Dome Planetarium Programs (Listed Alphabetically)

 

Small version of poster for full-dome Bays Mountain Planetarium show "The Case of the Disappearing Planet."

Small version of poster for the full-dome Bays Mountain Planetarium show “The Case of the Disappearing Planet.”

 

The Case of the Disappearing Planet

Join Private Detective Skye Watcher as she investigates the mysterious “disappearance” of the planet Pluto from the Solar System. Along the way, she encounters some interesting characters and uncovers an informative history of the planets in our Solar System and how the scientific method is applied.

Originally a slide-based program, Bays Mountain Productions has fully updated this entertaining program for full-dome. This 26-minute show features completely reanimated immersive sequences and an updated soundtrack.

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Small poster for Bays Mountain Productions' "Comets & Discovery."

Small poster for the full-dome version of Bays Mountain Productions’ “Comets & Discovery.”

 

Comets & Discovery

Take a journey across continents and learn about comets and their discovery. Travel back and forth through time to relive exciting moments of comet hunters from the 18th and 21st centuries. We visit famed comet huntress, Caroline Herschel, who reined over the skies and learn how similar her search was to modern-day comet hunters.

This wonderful, first-person presentation transports viewers to where the discoveries happened. We also learn all about comets, what people from the past thought of comets, and the struggle that all comet hunters go through. The show incorporates two live sequences. The first is in the middle of the show and involves and engages the audience and highlights the structure of a comet and what happens to it and its tails while traveling around the sun. The second activity uses a facility’s star projection system to focus on any upcoming comets and how and where to view them.

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Small poster of Bays Mountain’s “Connections” full-dome planetarium show.

 

Connections

A truly immersive and breathtaking experience. It was designed to illustrate the beauty and majesty of the natural outdoors, the night sky, the Solar System, and the universe. Combined with a wonderful soundtrack, it has brought forth the most amazing response from our audiences. All ages truly love this show.

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Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium's full-dome show, "Discover the Stars."

Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium’s full-dome show, “Discover the Stars.”

 

Discover the Stars

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars.

When we look up at the night sky, we can see that stars vary in brightness and have many different colors. The program reveals what is similar to all stars and what makes them unique. In “Discover the Stars,” we explore the many facets of a stars’ life. One of which is to venture deep into a giant molecular cloud to witness the birth of a new star. Stars also do not last forever. The program looks at the different ways that stars end their lives and the astronomical wonders that are left behind.

“Discover the Stars” will give viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the night sky.

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Poster for Exploring New Horizons – A Bays Mountain Production.

 

Exploring New Horizons

“Exploring New Horizons” is a full-dome planetarium show that explores the New Horizons spacecraft and its mission to dwarf planet Pluto and other KBOs. This program also exhibits the importance of the scientific method and how it applies to our understanding of the Solar System.

Click here for more Information

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Small Poster for "A Part of the Sky Called Orion"

Small Poster for the full-dome version of “A Part of the Sky Called Orion.”

 

A Part of the Sky Called Orion

A fantastic sky lore program featuring Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures. We learn how each of these rich cultures viewed the same stars, but had different stories and images. This is storytelling at its best. A wonderful blend of imagery, music, and word; it’s a treat for all.

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Planetary Visions

Small poster of Bays Mountain’s “Planetary Visions” full-dome planetarium show.

 

Planetary Visions – A Solar System Adventure

Best described as “an adventurous tour of the Solar System,” this program is a perfect mix of fantastic fun and tack-sharp educational content. The planetarium presenter plays an exciting role in this interactive program. This is the Solar System school show for your theater. Kids love it and adults do, too!

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Small poster of Bays Mountain's "When Venus Transits the Sun" full-dome planetarium show.

Small poster of Bays Mountain’s “When Venus Transits the Sun” full-dome planetarium show.

 

When Venus Transits the Sun

This show is a fantastic full-dome program that looks into the rare and magnificent celestial apparition called a Venus transit. The show covers what a transit is, a famous transit viewing from the 18th century led by Captain Cook, information about the sun and Venus, how to view safely, and more. There is also a live component to the show that allows the audience to participate in two fun activities.

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Classic Planetaria and Flat-Screened Theater Format Programs

 

Classic Planetaria and Flat-Screened Theater Large Format Programs (Listed Alphabetically)

 

Small version of poster for the classic version of Bays Mountain Planetarium’s show “The Case of the Disappearing Planet.”

 

The Case of the Disappearing Planet

Join Private Detective Skye Watcher as she investigates the mysterious “disappearance” of the planet Pluto from the Solar System. Along the way, she encounters some interesting characters and uncovers an informative history of the planets in our Solar System and how the scientific method is applied.

Click here for more Information
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Small poster for classic version of Bays Mountain Productions’ “Comets & Discovery.”

 

Comets & Discovery

Take a journey across continents and learn about comets and their discovery. Travel back and forth through time to relive exciting moments of comet hunters from the 18th and 21st centuries. We visit famed comet huntress, Caroline Herschel, who reined over the skies and learn how similar her search was to modern-day comet hunters.

This wonderful, first-person presentation transports viewers to where the discoveries happened. We also learn all about comets, what people from the past thought of comets, and the struggle that all comet hunters go through. The show incorporates two live sequences. The first is in the middle of the show and involves and engages the audience and highlights the structure of a comet and what happens to it and its tails while traveling around the sun. The second activity uses a facility’s star projection system to focus on any upcoming comets and how and where to view them.

Click here for more Information
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Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium's full-dome show, "Discover the Stars."

Poster for Bays Mountain Planetarium’s full-dome show, “Discover the Stars.”

 

Discover the Stars

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars.

When we look up at the night sky, we can see that stars vary in brightness and have many different colors. The program reveals what is similar to all stars and what makes them unique. In “Discover the Stars,” we explore the many facets of a stars’ life. One of which is to venture deep into a giant molecular cloud to witness the birth of a new star. Stars also do not last forever. The program looks at the different ways that stars end their lives and the astronomical wonders that are left behind.

“Discover the Stars” will give viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the night sky.

Click here for more Information

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Small poster of Bays Mountain’s “When Venus Transits the Sun” classic planetarium show.

 

When Venus Transits the Sun

This show is a fantastic classic-format program that looks into the rare and magnificent celestial apparition called a Venus transit. The show covers what a transit is, a famous transit viewing from the 18th century led by Captain Cook, information about the sun and Venus, how to view safely, and more. There is also a live component to the show that allows the audience to participate in two fun activities.

Click here for more Information
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