Solar Superstorms wins Best Fulldome at Beijing Festival

At the 6th edition of the Beijing International Science and Technology Film Festival held at the Beijing Planetarium, Spitz Creative Media’s Solar Superstorms took home the award for Best Fulldome Show.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Solar Superstorms was produced under the National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ CADENS initiative, a National Science Foundation-supported project to increase digital literacy and inform the general public about computational and data-enabled scientific discovery.

Solar Superstorms illustrates the inner workings of the sun with groundbreaking visualizations computed on NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputing initiative.