Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2009’

A Fisheye Day in the Studio


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


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.


WAA USA Premiere Tonight


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.




WAA Trailer 2 In Fulldome Format


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

WAA Trailer 2 Now Online


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


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!

Our Dynamic Earth >


Please check individual websites for exact show times and availability.