Europe to the Stars — ESO’s first 50 years of exploring the southern sky

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The movie taking the reader behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory of the world.

  • Produced in FullHD 1080p, also available as standard DVD and Blu-ray format

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  • 60 minutes running time
  • Soundtrack by movetwo
  • Written by Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Presenter: Dr. J aka Dr. Joe Liske from ESO, host of the Hubblecast video podcast
  • Narration: English
  • Subtitles in many different languages
Eyes on the Skies - 400 Years of Telescopic Discoveries

 

 

 

The International Astronomical Union's movie celebrating the 400th anniversary of the telescope.

THE INVENTION OF THE TELESCOPE has been by far the most revolutionary development in the history of astronomy. For thousands of years, astronomers had to rely on their eyes in unravelling the mysteries of the Universe. The telescope revealed an embarrassment of astronomical riches, and led to a dramatic increase of knowledge about the wider world we live in.

The Eyes on the Skies DVD movie explore the many facets of the telescope — the historical development, the scientific importance, the technological breakthroughs, and also the people behind this ground-breaking invention, their triumphs and failures...

It is presented by Dr. J aka Dr. Joe Liske from ESO, host of the Hubblecast video podcast. The DVD runs for 60 minutes and contains subtitles 23l languages.

The Eyes on the Skies is a movie produced as standard DVD and Blu-ray format, freely available to TV broadcasters (contact us for further information). It explores the many facets of the telescope — the historical development, the scientific importance, the technological breakthroughs, and also the people behind this ground-breaking invention, their triumphs and failures. It is presented by Dr. J, aka Dr. Joe Liske, a professional astronomer from the European Southern Observatory and host of the Hubblecast video podcast. The DVD runs for 60 minutes and contains subtitles in several languages. Features:

  • Produced in FullHD 1080p, also available as standard DVD and Blu-ray format



  • This is an official movie for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the International Astronomical Union

    60 minutes running time, with narrated text, comments from experts, and one program host

  • Visual elements: animations, computer simulations, science results, footage from observatories, interviewees

  • Soundtrack by movetwo

  • Produced by ESA/Hubble (the same team as behind the widely distributed movie “Hubble — 15 Years of Discovery)
    • Directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen
    • Visual Design by Martin Kornmesser

  • Written by Govert Schilling and Lars Lindberg Christensen

  • Presenter: Dr. J aka Dr. Joe Liske from ESO, host of the Hubblecast video podcast

  • Narration: English

  • Subtitles in 21 different languages: БЪЛГАРСКИ , Bosanski, Česky, Deutsch, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ, English, Español, Français, עִבְרִית, íslenska, Italiano, Latviešu Valoda, Magyar, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Português – Brasil, Slovenčina, Slovenski Jezik, Suomi, Kiswahili
Movie Chapters Subtitles in English*
1. New Views of the Skies [txt]
2. Bigger is Better [txt]
3. Technology to the Rescue [txt]
4. From Silver to Silicon [txt]
5. Seeing the Invisible [txt]
6. Beyond Earth [txt]
7. What’s Next? [txt]


(*) for translations, save using UTF-8 encoding

Script in English
PDF format (2.58 MB)

   
HUBBLE — 15 YEARS OF DISCOVERY

 

 

 

ESA’s anniversary DVD film “Hubble — 15 years of discovery” covers all aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope project – a journey through the history, the troubled early life and the ultimate scientific successes of Hubble. This portrait, directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen, contains large amounts of previously unpublished footage of superb quality. With more than 800,000 copies distributed, this DVD movie is probably the most widely available science documentary ever.

Hubble's spectacular visual images make a stunning backdrop throughout the film, bringing an immediacy and vitality as the narrative reveals the new insights Hubble has inspired in all fields of astronomy from exoplanets to black holes. Complex though the science behind the telescope’s images often is, Art Director Martin Kornmesser has developed a unique style of elaborate 3D animation - some of which are seen in these screenshots - that enhances and vividly clarifies the underlying science.

The movie is presented by an ESA scientist, Dr. Robert (Bob) Fosbury, who has himself used Hubble for his own research on many occasions.

The 83-minute film DVD contains more than 60 minutes of bonus material and has narration in four languages: English, German, Italian and Greek. In addition, there are subtitles in 21 languages including: Bulgarian, Danish, English, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Finnish, Chinese, Czech, and Swedish.

   

ESOCAST & ESOCAST HD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO – Astronomy made on planet Earth. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

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HUBBLECAST & HUBBLECAST HD

WIth the Hubblecst anyone can follow the hottest and coolest discoveries from the near and far Universe – anywhere, anytime, for free! The Hubblecast is a Video Podcast, or Vodcast. Read more about it ST-ECF Newsletter 42.

Episodes.

 

ASTROPHYSICAL VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY

This movie is a 13 min. documentary produced in 2002 together with space artist, Martin Kornmesser. The movie takes you from the earliest times in astronomy to the forefront of scientific discovery — the Virtual Observatories.