Monday, September 10, 2018

"The Sun, Our Living Star" Planetarium Show | ESO

The Sun, Our Living Star tells the story of our nearest star—our planet’s powerhouse, the source of energy that drives Earth’s winds and weather, and the ball of light that allows the very existence of life. 

The Sun, Our Living Star premiered at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Supernova planetarium from September 7, 2018 and is also available for free download from the ESO website.

This video is a Full HD conversion from the original 4K Planetarium format. Download the free show in 4K resolution here:
English, German and Japanese narrations are available and more languages are planned.

The Sun, Our Living Star reveals the impact our star has on every aspect of our lives here on Earth. Explore the Sun’s role in allowing and maintaining life, from photosynthesis to humanity. Discover how the Sun dictates our days, seasons and years. Delve into the history of the Sun’s impact on human religion and culture. Learn about the Sun’s dynamic nature—what appears as a flat disk in the sky is in fact a violent and evolving celestial body, burning 600 million tons of hydrogen every second. The Sun, Our Living Star allows viewers to experience the Sun in a new way, with never-before-seen images of its turbulent surface in immersive fulldome format, revealing its power and variability in breathtaking detail.

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Matsopoulos Astronomy
Duration: 24 minutes, 43 seconds
Release Date: September 7, 2018

Film Director: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Music & Sound Effects: Konstantino Polizois
3D Animation and Graphics: Theofanis Matsopoulos, Luis Calçada & Martin Kornmesser
Producer: Theofanis Matsopoulos & the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Script and Scientific Advice: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ryan Wyatt, Nicolas Matsopoulos, Adam Hadhazy, Rebecca Davies, Carl Mundy & Paola Amico
Narration: Sara Mendes Da Costa
Audio mastering: George Deligiannis

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