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PLANETARIUM MOVIES

· AGE: FOR ALL THE FAMILY

FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos.

Directed by the young Greek filmmaker Theofanis N. Matsopoulos, and featuring a sweeping soundtrack from Norwegian composer Johan B. Monell, viewers can revel in the splendour of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe then leaves our home to take the audience out to the colourful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Duration: 31 Min
Suitable: 10+
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TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS

400 years ago, a simple adjustment to a child’s spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world’s great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze ever further into the distant past.

Duration: 23 Min
Suitable: For all ages
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DISCOVERING THE GREAT SEA MONSTERS

Duration: 28 Min
Suitable: For all ages
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HOT AND ENERGETIC UNIVERSE

The planetarium documentary “The Hot and Energetic Universe” presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent universe. High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Finally, high energy radiation provides important information about our own galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation. Europe plays a leading role in high energy astrophysics research. The XMM-Newton and the Integral missions, are leading the exploration of the X-ray and gamma-ray universe. ESA’s mission ATHENA, to be launched in 2028, will carry the most sensitive X-ray telescope ever and it will be the flagship of all high X-ray missions. The producer of the documentary is the “Integrated Activities in the High-Energy Astrophysics Domain” (AHEAD). AHEAD is a project funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon2020 (Access to large scale facilities). It is led by IAPS/INAF in Rome and involves most Universities and Research institutes which are involved in High Energy Astrophysics in Europe. The project aims to combine the efforts of all these Institutes in the analysis of X-ray data and facilitate the access to infrastructures distributed across Europe.

Duration: 35 Min
Suitable: 10+
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KALUOKA'HINA THE ENCHANTED REEF

“Kaluoka’hina, The Enchanted Reef” transports the viewer to a tropical reef, a one-of-a-kind world: colorful and foreign, full of adventure and danger, riddles and mysteries, old legends and myths. A world inhabited by creatures that are humorous and courageous, lovable and bizarre, charming and dangerous.

“Kaluoka’hina” is a tropical coral reef – an enchantment lies over this peaceful place: mankind cannot find it. The reef’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in paradisiacal peace, until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell!Now it’s up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home Kaluoka’hina! Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon!

Now it’s up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon…

Duration: 35 Min
Suitable: For all ages
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PHANTOM OF THE UNIVERSE

Duration: 25 Min
Suitable: 10+
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