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A Fisheye Day in the Studio

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On the last official day of production on the new Fulldome film We Are Astronomers we decided to do a fisheye time lapse in the NSC Creative animation studio to capture and share the moment!

Normally we are pretty still, staring at our monitors, pushing pixels around but this day was surprisingly active.

Cosmic Diary

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Now that production has ended on We Are Astronomers we finally have some time to write about some of the people and projects that we have been turning to for help, advice and inspiration whilst making the show. We started by looking at all the other IYA cornerstone projects to see what they were all about and where our show could fit in and have it’s own unique voice. One of the projects that grabbed our attention was Cosmic Diary, which is a blog written by many different people working in the field of astronomy from all over the world. It gives an amazing insight into the lives of those writing on it and into the contemporary world of astronomy.

It was very apparent from projects like this one that there was stong sense of ‘working together’ in the field of Astronomy that we hadn’t really thought about before. You only have to click on a few links on the blog to realise that each of the people on there are involved in some of the biggest projects in the world and are tied to countless other people from around the globe working on the same projects. So if you want to find out more about current events in the world of astronomy or find out more about the people involved, then Cosmic Diary is definately worth a browse.

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WAA USA Premiere Tonight

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We Are Astronomers USA premiere is at the SEPA conference @ The Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN, 16 June 2009, 7pm CDT.

We hope y’all enjoy the show and be sure to post your feedback and reviews on our blog.

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WAA Trailer 2 In Fulldome Format

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If you prefer things round, WAA Trailer 2 in Fulldome format below, we like circles we do.

WAA Trailer 2 Now Online

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We have a new We Are Astronomers trailer to share! This one shows a few snippets of some of the things we cover in the film such as the VLT, JWST and LHC.

This movie is 1280×720 pixels, the finished Dome film is rendered at 4000×4000 pixels so get down to your nearest Dome to see it in all it’s glory!!

Remember to watch it fullscreen to get the HD benefits!

We Are Astronomers Now Showing In Scotland

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Our friends at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh will be showing We Are Astronomers narrated by David Tennant from 4 June 2009.

Don’t sit around twiddling your thumbs, get down to Our Dynamic Earth NOW to see what all the fuss is about!

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Please check individual websites for exact show times and availability.

Meet the 2.0’s

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You will have seen the flat chaps hanging around the blog and in the first trailer but now it’s time to say hello to the “2.0’s”

These little peeps represent the voice of the people in We Are Astronomers and share their thoughts on what they think an astronomer is and does. They get their name from the term “Web 2.0” and encapsulate modern day thinking and working in the digital age continuing the quest for greater understanding of our Universe in the footsteps of Galileo.

What’s more important is how cute they are, stop reading and watch the video!

Now make sure you go see the film in a Dome near you to see them in action!

We Are Astronomers Now Showing In A Dome Near You

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It’s out in the wild people, don’t walk, run to your nearest Dome to see the brand spanking new, super exciting Fulldome experience narrated by David Tennant, We Are Astronomers!

It has everything from the largest telescopes on Earth to the colossal space telescopes of the future. Take a roller coaster ride around the world’s largest particle accelerator. Find out how everybody across the globe is working together to unravel the secrets of our amazing Universe, how you can get involved and why We Are Astronomers.

Now showing at:

Centre For Life >

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INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium >

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Spaceport >

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Please check individual websites for exact show times and availability.

More venues coming soon…

Competition to win a We Are Astronomers poster signed by David Tennant!

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Our friends over at http://www.astronomy2009.co.uk the official International Year of Astronomy 2009 website for the UK are running a competition to win tickets to see We Are Astronomers and a very special signed poster by the narrator, David Tennant.

All the information is available here >>

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* WORLD PREMIERE * tonight @National Space Centre

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It’s been a roller coaster journey but it is now time to put the mice down and let the audience decide what they think of We Are Astronomers!!!

Tonight at the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK we will all be packed into the dome for the official launch of the new 360′ Fulldome Film.

We are going to attempt to tweet the event via Twitter between glasses of champagne orange juice and canapes plus we will have a live twitter feed projected on a screen during the premiere which will display anyone who replies to @WeAreAstronomer

The event is ticket only so please don’t turn up on the night but please do logon to Twitter and get involved. Watch the trailer or check out the images and give us your thoughts!

We will upload loads of images and video tomorrow to share what is hopefully a successful launch with everyone.

Don’t forget, the film opens to everyone this weekend but please check with your local dome first for show times.

Off to break a leg…

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