This is Lars Lindberg Christensen's filmography. Also see IMDB.

In the Shadow of the Black Hole

This 17-minute film explores the efforts that led to this historic image, from the science of Einstein and Schwarzschild to the struggles and successes of the EHT collaboration.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

  • 17 minutes
  • HD/25 FPS
  • Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script: Sarah Leach, Laura Hiscott, Lars Lindberg Christensen and Calum Turner
  • Translated to more than 20 languages
  • Viewed more than 3/4 million times
  • Produced by ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

 

On 2 July 2019 the European Southern Observatory (ESO) provided a 4-hour live webcast of the 2019 La Silla Total Solar Eclipse. This was a unique opportunity to be part of the only total solar eclipse visible from an ESO Observatory for the next 212 years. The webcast was a “raw” feed without commentary switching between sources regularly, featuring views from three small telescopes and two camera views of spectators at the Observatory. The webcast finishes with a beautiful view of the Sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. A nice way to end a spectacular day at La Silla.

  • 4 hours 17 minutes
  • HD
  • Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Production: Francois Glasser (APICAL)
  • Engineering: Lionel Gauze (APICAL) & Francois Glasser (APICAL)
  • Cinematography: Francois Glasser (APICAL) & Alexandre Santerne (Aix-Marseille University/LAM)

Black Hole First Picture is a fulldome planetarium film currently in production featuring the human attempt to create the very first picture of a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope. The Event Horizon Telescope consists of a network of 8 Radio telescopes at 6 remote locations in the world ranging from Europe, North and South America, Hawaii to Antarctica.

  • 25 minutes
  • Fulldome 8k/30 FPS
  • Director: Robin Sip
  • Thanks: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script and scientific advice: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • In production for March 2020
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
Unseen Universe (fulldome)

Unseen Universe, made by Evans & Sutherland in association with ESO and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This 8k fulldome show explores the Universe far beyond our human senses. Featuring the Event Horizon Telescope and the first ever image of a black hole it is bang up to date with its striking visual portrayal of the wondrous new era of Multi Messenger Astronomy.

  • 24 minutes
  • Fulldome 8k/30 FPS
  • Director: Terence Murtagh
  • Thanks: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script and scientific advice: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Produced in partnership with ESO

 

Europe to the Stars (fulldome)

Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people.

  • 32 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script and Scientific Advice: Govert Schilling, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Nicky Guttridge
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced by ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.

  • 25 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Theofanis N. Matsopoulos
  • Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script and Scientific Advice: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ryan Wyatt, Nicolas Matsopoulos, Adam Hadhazy, Rebecca Davies, Carl Mundy & Paola Amico
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced by ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

 

From Earth to the Universe is the world’s first full-length fulldome planetarium movie freely available for planetarium use. It is released here in high-resolution 4k fulldome format, for the worldwide planetarium community to download and use.

  • 30 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Theofanis N. Matsopoulos
  • Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Script and Scientific Advice: Nicolas Matsopoulos, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Anne Rhodes
  • Translated to 30+ languages
  • Shown in hundreds of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced by ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

 

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Through impressive immersive scenarios, "Mexica Archaeoastronomy: between space and time" illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colours, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.

  • 20 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Milagros Varguez
  • English script: Alejandro Izquierdo López, Nicola Shearer, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Rosa Jesse
  • Thanks: Jesús Mendoza Álvarez & Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe is unique among planetarium shows, intertwining science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through how the Mayans have viewed and understood the Universe throughout their history. The visuals are stunning, giving the viewer the impression of being inside a beautifully stylistic painting. This artistic interpretation of the Universe makes for a journey that will not be forgotten.

  • 20 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Milagros Varguez
  • English script: Carolina Collao, Eleanor Spring, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Ivan Ramos Morales
  • Thanks: Jesús Mendoza Álvarez & Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network
I, the Earth

 

  • 20 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Milagros Varguez
  • English script: Carolina Collao, Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Thanks: Jesús Mendoza Álvarez & Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Translated to several languages
The Planets - Expedition into the Solar System

In recent years, space probes have been sent to explore the planets of our Solar System, such as Mars and Jupiter. In The Planets — Expedition into the Solar System you will be taken on a trip to discover for yourself the wonders of our cosmic neighbours through the eyes of these space voyagers.

  • 50 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Production: Gerhard Cerny, Lars Lindberg Christensen ... Bjorn Voss.
  • Translated to many languages
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
The Secrets of Gravity — In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Why do things fall to the ground without magic? The young magician apprentice Luke is far more interested in the Universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the Universe and the laws of nature. So, one night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever, but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories.

  • 45 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Peter Popp
  • Special thanks: Gerhard Hartl, ... Lars Lindberg Christensen, ....
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
Hidden Universe

An extraordinary journey deep into space offering fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the Universe.

  • 36 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Russell Scott
  • Special thanks: ... Lars Lindberg Christensen, ....
  • Translated to many languages
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Shown in dozens of large screen cinemas and planetariums world-wide
Water - A Cosmic Story

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Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe is unique among planetarium shows, intertwining science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through how the Mayans have viewed and understood the Universe throughout their history. The visuals are stunning, giving the viewer the impression of being inside a beautifully stylistic painting. This artistic interpretation of the Universe makes for a journey that will not be forgotten.

  • 25 minutes
  • Director: Agnes Acker
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Advisors: Thomas Kraupe & Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Translated to many languages
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide

Out There — The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds will transport viewers from this world to entirely new and foreign ones. The show features the primitive science fiction of early civilisations, to the future space missions that will observe the Universe in greater-than-ever detail and travel to the surfaces and oceans of moons in our Solar System.

  • 30 minutes
  • Fulldome 4k/30 FPS
  • Director: Marc Horat
  • Production Support: Ueli Theilmann, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Guido Schwarz, Willy Benz & Pierre Bratsch
  • Script and translation: Tom Barratt, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Paola Amico, Marc Horat
  • Translated to many languages
  • Shown in dozens of planetariums world-wide
  • Produced in partnership with ESO
  • Free online distribution through ESO's Content Distribution Network

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

  • HD 1080p/25 FPS, also available as standard DVD and Blu-ray format

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  • 60 minutes running time
  • Soundtrack by movetwo
  • Directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • 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
  • Produced by ESO
  • Subtitles in many different languages
ALMA — In Search of our Cosmic Origins

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This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA stands, in the unique environment of the Atacama Desert of Chile. The movie was released by ESO, with its international partners to mark the occasion of the inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) on 13 March 2013.

  • Full HD 1080p/25
  • 16 minutes running time
  • Directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Narration: English
  • Produced by ESO
  • Subtitles in 13+ languages

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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:

  • Full HD 1080p/25 FPS, 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)
    • Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen
    • Visual Design: 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
  • Produced by the IAU and ESO
  • 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)

   

 

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.

  • PAL
  • Running time 83 minutes
  • Produced by ESA/Hubble
  • DVD contains more than 60 minutes of bonus material
  • Narration in four languages: English, German, Italian and Greek.
  • 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.

Produced by ESO

Episodes.

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.

Produced by ESA/Hubble

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.

Produced by ESA/Hubble