“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
The starry sky is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes we can see from Earth. Thousands of stars dotting the sky above our heads provoke that feeling of infinity and at the same time smallness. The humans have felt this since we got up our eyes at the sky.
But what lies beyond? If we were able to look farther and farther away and to study this black background of the night, what would we see?
Over the past decades large telescopes and observatories in space have spied the black background of the night and have unearthed a fascinating, dynamic and complex universe … Hundreds, thousands of astronomical objects that were hidden from our view have filled our eyes with an explosion of colors, shapes and unimaginable dimensions.
This modern image of our universe deserves to be told and known by the public. Come with us and discover our own Deep Sky.
LONG VERSION RUN TIME: 30 min
SUITABLE FOR: general audience
SUITABLE FOR: 14 – 18, adults
RESOURCES AND MATERIALS: guide for educators, poster, source files
LICENSE: traditional license
VIDEO FORMAT: fulldome
RESOLUTION: 1K, 2K, 4K
FRAME RATE: 30 fps
AUDIO FORMAT: 5.1, stereo
STEREO 3D: none
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES: CG, time-lapse photography
AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish, Basque
SHOW ORIENTATION: unidirectional