(Duration 32 min – for adults and children 12+)
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. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. 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 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 to continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
It is no coincidence that the show aired in more than ten FullDome festivals, viewed in more than 700 planetariums worldwide and translated into 27 languages.
Director Theofanis N. Matsopoulos described the film as “a colourful and inspiring journey… the visuals are stunning and really speak for themselves in showing just how far humanity’s ambition has taken us in terms of observing and understanding the Universe”.
Producer: Theofanis Matsopoulos & European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Directed by: Theofanis Matsopoulos
3D Animations and Graphics: Theofanis Matsopoulos, Luis Calçada & Martin Kornmesser
Planetarium Production: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Executive Producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Script and Scientific Advice: Nicolas Matsopoulos, Lars Lindberg Christensen & Anne Rhodes
Main Title Designer: Luis Calçada
Narration: Sara Mendes Da Costa
Audio Mix: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Available in 27 languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch (Flemish), English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian (Moldavian-Moldovan), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Castilian), Swedish, Turkish, Telugu, Vietnamese