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What is LaunchPad?

We created LaunchPad to support planetariums as you reopen and reengage your communities. Let us help you fill your theater and connect with your audience like never before. We designed this free program to make a lasting impact on the planetarium community. Cosm is proud to roll out LaunchPad and keep building the future together.

LaunchPad resources areFREEto all planetariums. Join us today.

Stage One: Choose a Free Show License

To get things off the ground, choose your favorite of these fulldome productions. You will receive a free, full-resolution show license to use for the next few months.  
Mars One Thousand One show poster

Mars: One Thousand One

32-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
3-Month Term

Beyond the Sun show poster

Beyond the Sun

25-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
4-Month Term

In partnership with
Birth of Planet Earth show poster

Birth of Planet Earth

27-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
3-Month Term

Stage One: Choose a Free Show License

To get things off the ground, choose your favorite of these fulldome productions. You will receive a free, full-resolution show license to use for the next few months.  
Mars One Thousand One show poster

Mars: One Thousand One

32-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
3-Month Term

Beyond the Sun show poster

Beyond the Sun

25-Minutes
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
4-Month Term

In partnership with
Birth of Planet Earth show poster

Birth of Planet Earth

27-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
3-Month Term

The Countdown Has Begun!

The Countdown Has Begun!

Stage Two: Attend Ground School

After your successful liftoff, join us for a full slate of interactive workshops designed to help you fine-tune your skills.

Join us for the next LaunchPad Ground School on Jan. 25

Best Dome Forward

Public & Media Relations

We’ll help you better understand PR campaigns, your dome’s best messaging opportunities, how to find your own unique public voice, and introductory media training with our national media experts.

🎙 Michael McConville, Brendan Byrne (NPR), Brett Gray (Cosm)

📅  January 25, 2022 at Noon ET

Space Is For
Everyone

Accessibility Practices in Planetariums

Making our planetariums a safe, inclusive, and accessible space for all visitors is one of the most effective ways we can serve our visitors and stay relevant in our communities.

🎙 Experts to be announced

📅 February 22, 2022 at Noon ET

 

Going Mobile

Portable Planetaria in a Pandemic World

The pandemic has fundamentally changed how portable planetariums interact with their audiences. Our discussion explores the new realities facing these planetariums and best practices from experts in the field.   

🎙 Experts to be announced

📅  March 22, 2022 at Noon ET

Previous Ground School Topics

Social Media Momentum

Effective Social Media Campaigns

Ask & Receive 

Grant-Writing &
Fundraising

The Star of
Your Shows

Team Training for the Dome

Are You Ready for Liftoff?

Stage Three: Access Collateral & Training Library

Stay in orbit with access to free marketing collateral for fulldome shows and a video archive of all LaunchPad interactive workshops. 

Sign Up to Access

Sign Up to Be a LaunchPad Cadet! 

LaunchPad resources are free to all planetariums.