Fractal Explorations

“Fractal Explorations” is an original full-dome movie produced by Zacheis Planetarium director Dr. Robert Astalos.


It examines what fractals are, how they are made, algebraically and geometrically, and where they are found in nature.


Filled with engaging graphics, Fractal Explorations is a feast for the eyes, as well as an exercise for the mind.


You can watch a preview on YouTube


Fractal Explorations premiered on the ASU campus on August 29, 2015, and has now been licensed to planetariums in the USA, the United Kingdom, India, and Belgium:

Julia Fowler Planetarium, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
Fred G. Dale Planetarium, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Immersive Theatres, Bristol, United Kingdom
Leo Planetaria Astronomy Education, New Delhi, India
Wetherbee Planetarium, Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany, GA
Flandrau Science Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Jenks High School Planetarium, Jenks, OK
Jonas Salk Middle School Planetarium, Old Bridge, NJ
Bechtel National Planetarium, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Missouri, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Cozmix Planetarium, Brugge, Belgium
Appold Planetarium, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA


A perpetual license for Fractal Explorations is available for a $100 donation to the Astronomy Gift Fund at Adams State University ($200 if you require dome masters sent on a large external hard drive).  If you’re interested in licensing Fractal Explorations to show at your planetarium, email me:

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