The Planets 360

Immersive experiences in sound and space.


This project draws on music to engage audiences in science, through a spectacular planetarium show. The focus is Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets, which will be reimagined as part of a full-dome immersive planetarium show, using a recording by the Philharmonia Orchestra and a commissioned contemporary interpretation produced by SonicXplores.

The show will be freely available and modular, so individual planetariums can tailor shows to different audiences. This innovative presentation, fusing science, arts and music, will introduce those interested in music to science that they might not otherwise discover. The music-led approach may also support different ways of learning for both adults and children.