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“Faster Than Light”
« on: August 17, 2017, 03:35:00 PM »
New Spitz Fulldome Show “Faster Than Light” Explores Interstellar Travel
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Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc. announced the release of “Faster than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Flight,” a new, 25-minute documentary created for digital dome cinema (fulldome) exhibition in planetariums, museums and educational institutions. “Faster Than Light” is now available for general release in all fulldome formats. The project was supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Film Office. Previews and additional information here: http://fasterthanlight.spitzcreativemedia.com/

Narrated by Sean Bean of “Lord of the Rings” fame, “Faster Than Light” explores the longstanding quest to develop spacecraft with enough power and speed to reach the stars. The film asks: What will it take to reach a newly discovered planet circling our Sun’s nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri? Based on real science and engineering, “Faster Than Light” takes audiences on a thrilling journey into the future, aboard laser-driven space sails, antimatter engines, and even warp drive – right out of science fiction. “Who can say how far, and how fast, our technology will one day take us?” said director Thomas Lucas.

In June 2017, “Faster Than Light” received industry acclaim and the Directors Award from the prestigious Fulldome Festival Brno (Czech Republic), where it was seen by some 125 planetarium professionals and competed against more than 40 productions from six different countries. The honor includes a one-year license at the host facility, where it will open in the fall. “I am proud that we are one of the first to present ‘Faster Than Light’” said Jiří Dušek, Director of Brno Observatory and Planetarium and Program Director of Fulldome Festival Brno. He praised the show for “an attractive theme, beautiful animations, and fresh storyline.”  Said Dušek, “On the wings of the imagination but still within the limits of scientific correctness, you can set out on a journey across the entire universe. I have no doubt that ‘Faster than Light’ will be an incredible experience for our visitors.”

“Faster Than Light” has also been licensed by the Eugenides Foundation (Athens). “We have worked with Spitz before and been very happy with their visual capabilities,” said Dionysious P. Simopoulos, Director Emeritus, Eugenides Planetarium. “We committed to lease “Faster Than Light” immediately after they announced the title and subject matter, knowing it would work for us.”  A number of other planetariums throughout the U.S. will be opening the show this summer and fall.
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/new-spitz-fulldome-show-faster-than-light-explores-interstellar-travel/


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 12:03:49 PM »
Adler Summer Film Fest | May 25 – Sept. 3
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New Sky Shows are Playing at the Adler for a Limited Time!

This summer, the Adler is bringing a collection of the best planetarium shows from around the world to Chicago!

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, guests are invited to jump forwards and backward in time, across the Universe, and toward a whole new horizon of space exploration. Witness the birth of the Universe and fall in love with the night sky (for the first time or all over again!) from the comfort of your seat in our newly remodeled Definiti Space Theater!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to catch this selection of international and award-winning sky shows all in one location.

Shows will run on a weekly, rotating basis. Tickets are included with the purchase of Basic Pass (one show) or All Access Pass (multiple shows) admission.

As with our regular sky shows, members view for FREE!*

Check out our calendar to get full details on showtimes and show availability.

*Pending availability. Show capacity is limited.





Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight

Running: June 8-14, June 29-July 5, July 20-26, August 10-16, August 31-September 3

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. But how will we ever get there? Take a ride on the spacecraft of the future and explore how scientists are developing technologies to move us faster than we ever dreamed possible. Produced by Spitz and narrated by Sean Bean.
 
https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/events/adler-summer-film-fest/


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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 11:16:09 AM »
British astronaut Michal Foale to give talk at Winchester Science Centre
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NASA Astronaut, Michael Foale – the most experienced British-born astronaut in the history of human spaceflight – is presenting an exclusive live talk and Q&A about his career and life in space at the centre on July 17.
In addition to the live presentation and Q&A, there is the opportunity to take photos with Michael Foale and be one of the first to climb onboard Explorer: Space before it opens to the public.


The event also includes a 360˚ domed screening of the planetarium show Faster Than Light, narrated by Sean Bean. 
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16345353.british-astronaut-michal-foale-to-give-talk-at-winchester-science-centre/


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