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New free programs and multimedia:
Seeing! ...a photon's journey across space, time, and the mind. Planetarium show based on a 1-hr PBS documentary "Sight--The Story of Vision" about the science, technology and medicine that allows us to understand how sight works, cure diseases of the eye and correct vision. http://storyofsight.com/planetarium-film/seeing/. Get show on hard drive or register for free download from ftp://ftp.it-techworks.com. 1K and 2K versions for smaller domes should be available around December 19 at the FTP site.
Globular Star Cluster Exploration. Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds. This scientific visualization presents a flight to a small globular star cluster and a few hundred thousand years of its development. ...During the flight to and around the globular star cluster, time has been stopped to allow one to examine the structure of the cluster. After arrival, the stars begin their swarming orbits. The visualization uses data from a simulation that followed the orbits of 6144 stars using the special purpose supercomputer GRAPE-4. http://hubblesite.org/video/906/science/
The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret, produced by the Planetarium in Laupheim, Germany, written by Dr. Rafael Lang, funded by the National Science Foundation, released under a Creative Commons license and available at show.darkmatter.org. It includes fulldome footage from the LHC/CMS-detector and the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Duration: 38 minutes; resolutions: 2k, 4k; languages: German, English, and French and Italian (audio only). See fulldome preview.
From Brno Observatory and Planetarium: The Incredible Sun. Every second the sun emits million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Where does such a huge amount of power come from? Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Contains the mechanics of solar eclipses! 11 minutes, general audiences (8+ and above), 4k, 5.1 audio, unidirectional. Go to www.brnoplanetarium.com/theincrediblesun for more information and ask for a free license.
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