A Cosmic Journey was the premiere show in the
    new digital Gates Planetarium. Opening in June
    2003 the popular solar system tour has
    grossed over $1.6 million in ticket sales in
    Denver. This highly original show features 23
    minutes of uninterrupted flight through the solar
    system, with close passes by the planets,
    moons and the sun.
    The scientifically accurate images were created
    by manually flying through the Museum's
    Cosmic Atlas database. This free-flight camera
    motion gives the audience a unique sense of
    flying through space and visiting the planets.

    The Museum's SGI supercomputer was utilized
    to preview and render all of the scenes. We are
    currently producing an updated version of the
    show which will feature brief stops at Titan,
    Pluto and Europa.