Astronomy and Space Exploration


Understanding Dark Matter

The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. The movie is presented by Dr Alan Duffy, a brilliant young astronomer from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at the University of Western Australia – who creates simulations of Dark Matter evolution inside supercomputers.


Duration approx. 20 min
Target audience General public, middle and high-school level
Technology Fulldome show consisting of 3D computer animated graphics and live filming
Orientation Unidirectional; suitable for concentric seating
Production/year Peter Morse, Paul Bourke, University of Western Australia, 2012
Languages English, ask for other languages