Fulldome Show: Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world... Orion

Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world…Orion

The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium has made dome adaptations for Dayle Brown’s first book, Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world...Orion. Williamsville is a suburb of Buffalo, NY and home to children from around the world. The multicultural nature of the stories fits perfectly with our elementary school curriculum. We wanted to turn her book into a planetarium show and we’re happy to share it with you. Dayle Brown generously offered us the free use of her illustrations. A kindergarten teacher named Paul McGirr provided our narration. The Williamsville North High School student assistants did all the rest – audio design and mixing, image editing and scripting in Sky-Skan’s DigitalSky software. We hope you find it useful and enjoyable.

Each story in the book is treated as its own mini-show. You can use them ala carte or all together as presented in the book. The stories are available in the following formats:

Files are available for download as password protected 7z archives. A file archive utility such as 7-Zip is recommended for de-compressing the files. Once you have the appropriate archive(s) downloaded, e-mail Mark Percy for the password. (We just want to keep track of who is using the programs.)

Here is the first story from the Greek culture as an example of our work:

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Percy at mpercy@williamsvillek12.org. Thanks!