The events took place 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau.
Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger ones. 250 million years ago, an eruption in the region which is now called Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history.
Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions in our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune's frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter's moon Io. On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?
Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with support from the Pennsylvania Film Council. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Recommended for ages 10 and older. 45 minutes
Approx. 25 minutes available in English, please check in at the reception desk for wireless audio service. No translation of live parts.
12 € / 7.50 €
The next dates
We plan resume public presentations at Planetarium Hamburg at the 1st of July.