Astronomy

Starlight

An out-of-this-world journey to discover constellations and ancient cultures, the birth and death of a star and the inner workings of our Sun.

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About this show

For thousands of years we have looked to the stars at night in wonder and awe. Their mysteries have inspired curiosity across all cultures and civilizations. Starlight is told through the eyes of Margaret, as she steps back in time to relive childhood fears of the dark that awoke her curiosity about the night sky.

Starlight features stunning visualizations that take audiences from Earth to the stars, through nebulae and galaxies, and on trips through the hearts of stars and supernova explosions. It also presents Christiaan Huygens’s first attempts to study starlight, and introduces the concept of spectroscopy — all as part of Margaret’s personal story about exploring the sky.

Join Margaret as she takes you on an out-of-this-world journey to discover constellations and ancient cultures, the birth and death of a star and the inner workings of our Sun.

There are two versions of this show: one focusing on the Northern Hemisphere, the other on the Southern one.

Specifications

Duration

27 min

Target Audience

General public from about 10 years old

Technology

Fulldome show of 3D computer graphics

Orientation

Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 

Production

Melbourne Planetarium | 2014

Languages

English, ask for other languages

Technical Data

30 fps, up to 4k, non-stereo, 5.1 surround


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