Fulldome Show: Sunset Meditation

How do STEM workers, including NASA professionals, cope with stress? Exercise is one way. Physical activity and fitness has been discussed in many NASA outreach efforts. However outreach efforts regarding other branches of health: emotional, psychological, and social well-being are lacking. Given that jobs come with stress, a global understanding the science of stress and learning a healthy way to cope with it helps with the wellbeing of employees, job productivity, employee retention, etc. Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. Since the planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation, it is the perfect place for meditation.

Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University with the program "Sunset Meditation." View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars and glimpses of the Northern Lights. 



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  • Script (English) - Feel free to present the program live and in various languages, we do ask that you share your translated script or narration files with us so we can post it here. 
  • Script (French)


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Directed & Narrated by Dayna Thompson
Guided Meditation Written by Timothy Hess, PhD, HSPP
Introduction Written by Dayna Thompson
Music by
Luke R. Mitchell
Script Edited by Emily Hromi, Patricia Latus, Amanda McErlean, Elizabeth Peeler
SkyExplorerV4 programming by Dayna Thompson
The Milky Way Panorama by
ESO / S. Brunier
Produced and Rendered using SkyExplorer by RSA Cosmos


The material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. 


Ball State University © 2019


This program was developed as part of the Ball State University Meditation Partnership which provides meditation and mindfulness programs for campus and community members to improve mental health and resilience. Ball State’s Meditation Partnership is a collaboration between Working Well, Counseling Center, Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education, Museum of Art, Orchid Greenhouse, and the Planetarium working toward improving well-being on campus through meditation.