Lectures

An Astrovizicist's Guide to the Film "Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe"

Tue 5 Mar 2019
Location:

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Time:

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact Information:

Have questions? Please contact Tracy Lamb.

Description:

Speaker: Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)

In November 2018, composer Eric Whitacre's Hubble-inspired symphony "Deep Field" was released as a film accompanied by NASA images and scientific visualizations from the night sky to the edge of the observable universe. The Space Telescope Science Institute provided 11 sequences that not only depict the awesome beauty of the universe, but also express the three-dimensional nature of celestial objects. Dr. Summers, visualization lead on the project, will provide a behind the scenes view of the science and art in this unique cinematic and symphonic experience. A screening of the 30 minute film will follow.

 

Notes:

Lectures on a diverse selection of cosmic topics are held the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium. Admission is free and free parking is available in the lot across the street. Find information related to driving directions and relevant transportation resources on our Getting Here page. Further information and directions are available by calling 410-338-4700.

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