Dear friends,

These days we were to be meeting in our planetarium at the 6th Fulldome Festival Brno 2020. indulging in various vices. Czech beer, great Moravian wines, food full of fat and sugar, remember, for example, fruit dumplings, and to top it all, amazing digital planetarium shows from producers from all over the world. What more could you ask for?

With a bit of luck, there would be good weather and we would be sitting on the terrace, in the deckchairs in front of the main entrance to our building, or in outdoor seating of one of the many restaurants, pubs and cafes in the centre of Brno. On Wednesday we would go to the lake to see a spectacular firework, on Thursday we would have a glass of wine, and on Friday we would award several festival prizes during the original gala evening.

Unfortunately, none of this will happen this year. Mother Nature, the one we often tell stories about under our fulldome skies, has reminded us that we are no lords of creation. That by waving a magic wand, we can lose things which seem obvious to us. From day to day, from hour to hour.

Our festival is based on personal contacts and friendly atmosphere where we meet face to face cooking up plans and making deals. We simply try to make you feel at home in our planetarium.

But in the current situation, such meetings are impossible… The Fulldome Festival Brno 2020 isn’t going to take place this year. Not that there would be nothing to screen. On the contrary. We’ve received a lot of beautiful shows from many skilled producers. But how to make a festival if you can’t have producers and, of course, planetarians longing for new shows for their planetariums?
For this reason, let’s postpone our meeting until 2021.

Personally, despite all the disasters, I hope that you and your loved ones are well. We all are going through a difficult time now. But every ending is always a new beginning. I promise we’ll meet again in Brno in 2021 at the extended, four day-long festival with the best of the fulldome world for the past two years! You’ll see all the shows accepted for this year’s festival as well as the shows that are yet to be made!

Before we meet again, thank you all who think about the future. After all, planetariums and science centres are one the most effective ways of making both children and their parents interested in science and technology. Who knows if one of our little visitors will become future Carl Sagan, Yuri Gagarin, Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Chushiro Hayashi… or “just” a great elementary school teacher?

Believe me, my thoughts are with you!

It was to be a surprise for this year’s gala evening. See below and accept the show Cosmix as a gift from us.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Fulldome Festival Brno 2021.
Until then, let’s keep our washed fingers crossed.

Jiří Dušek
director of Brno Observatory and Planetarium

Cosmix: A Fulldome Present for You All

We’ve decided to offer the whole fulldome world, free of charge, without any conditions, our show Cosmix telling a story of nothing but the most adventurous journeys of man. It’s free of charge, free to download and free to play as many times as you like. Just click on this link, fill in a short online form and download the data. The show is available in Czech, English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian. We’ll be happy if you make your own language audio track and offer it to the others.
Just click here and download the fulldome show.

Shows transfered into FFB 2021

Accelerators — the Art of Technologies
By Julia Altukhova
Apollo: 50 Years of Innovation
By Erika Tsuchiya
Asteroid 3D: Mission Extreme (3D)
By Sky-Skan / Nat Geo
Back to the Age of Dinosaurs (3D, Work In Progress)
By UMA Vision
Big Astronomy
By Molly Michelson, Cheryl Vanderbilt, Tom Kennedy
Black Hole First Picture
By Evans & Sutherland
Brno 360 (Work In Progress)
By Brno Observatory and Planetarium
Colorful Universe
By Moscow Planetarium
Dancing Among the Stars
By Iryna Filipova
Dino Dana the Movie
By Sinking Ship Entertainment
Earth’s Climate
By Theofanis Matsopoulos
Exploring Limits
By experimenta gGmbH
Formula (3D, Work In Progress)
By Planetarium Wenus
Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear
By Evans & Sutherland
It’s About Time! Cosmic Cycles We All Live By
By Terry Spears
Khrumka and the Magic Rocket (Short version, Out Of Competition)
By Iryna Filipova
LEO: The Great Space Race (Work In Progress)
By Yevheniia Lenda
By Masahiko Hashimoto
Life’s Question
By Daniela Carrascal & J. Felipe Orozco
Magic Globe (Work In Progress)
By Creative Planet
Mission Earth
By Marc Horat & Michael Scherrer
Music, a Dream of Sound
By Mariano Hernandez Rodilana
Night of Falling Stars -Revealing the secrets of meteor showers-
By Hiromitsu Kohsaka
Polaris, the space submarine and the mystery of the polar night (3D)
By Saint-Étienne Planetarium Production
By Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Hamburg Planetarium,
Planetarium Wenus, Slovak Central Observatory,
Budapest Planetarium and Planetarium Baia Mare
Signs of Life
By Dawn Fidrick and Bob Niemack
By Juli Tagger
Sunset Meditation
By Ball State University
The Embrace of the Ocean
By Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
The Moon
By Universcience
The Sky in Middle Ages
By Universcience
The tale of Cassiopeia
By Planetarium EC1
The tale of two Bears (Out Of Competition)
By Planetarium EC1
The Universe 3D (3D)
By Brno Observatory and Planetarium
Travelling With Light
By Parque de las Ciencias de Granada
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D (3D)
By SK Films
World of Stars
By Сentre named after V. V. Tereshkova \ Svensons ART MEDIA
Worlds Beyond Earth
By Vivian Trakinski
Year 2057 (3D)
By Planetarium Wenus