Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2009’

Meet the 2.0’s


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


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 >


INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium >


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Spaceport >


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!


Our friends over at 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 >>



* WORLD PREMIERE * tonight @National Space Centre


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…

WAA Teaser Trailer Now Online


We are very, very pleased to share the first teaser trailer for the new We Are Astronomers Fulldome film launching very soon.

The imagery is circular so that when it is projected inside a dome it looks correct.

There will be another trailer up later in the week so check back regularly or follow our twitter feed for the latest news and all things WAA related.

Let us know what you think about the teaser in the comments!



Seems appropriate as we near the end of production to take a look back to the beginning.

It all has to start somewhere and our starting point is always good old pencil and paper.

Below is a storyboard of the show before it got translated into the digital realm, not that much has changed really, but you’ll have to and watch the finished film to see which bit’s did change!

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