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Welcome to LaunchPad

We created LaunchPad to support planetariums and foster engagement with your communities. Let us help you fill your theater and connect with your audience like never before.

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 March 22

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.   

🎙 Susan Button, Marco Avalos, and Ryan Marciniak

📅  March 22, 2022 at Noon ET

Beyond the Stars

Alternative Content in the Dome

Our planetariums are uniquely multi-use venues, capable of creating countless new environments for audiences and content creators — and our experts are at the cutting edge of transforming the dome experience.

🎙 Experts to be announced

📅 April 22, 2022 at Noon ET

Previous Ground School Topics

Ask & Receive 

Grant-Writing &
Fundraising

Best Dome Forward

Public & Media
Relations

Space Is For Everyone

Accessibility Practices
in Planetariums

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.