A Day In The Life
A typical day, but not a typical life. Astronaut Chris Hadfield floats out of bed. For the next 16 sunrises that happen during 1 day in orbit, he lives, works, works out, and plays. <strong>Music:</strong> 8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187: No. 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G flat major <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonín Dvořák
The Life Cycle of the Sun
A biography of the most famous star in history: our Sun. The life stories of the Sun and a person on Earth are told side by side, through ‘family’ videos. <strong>Music:</strong> Sonatina in A minor Op.27 No.18 mvt <strong>Composer:</strong> Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky
As the Northern Lights put on their show, you’ll learn what ancient cultures believed about aurorae, and why Japanese tourists today try to make love under their glow. <strong>Music:</strong> Gymnopédie No. 3: Lent et grave <strong>Composer:</strong> Erik Satie
See our home world as astronauts see it, and as a space probe once saw it from 6 billion km away. Hear Carl Sagan remind us that Earth is a pale blue dot in a grand cosmic canvas. <strong>Music:</strong> Prelude Solo Cello no. 1 in G major <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach
When Venus passes in front of the Sun, that “transit” is an event rarer than an eclipse. Witness the 2012 transit, in light normally unseen by eye, so our Sun looks like an alien star. <strong>Music:</strong> Prelude No. 1 in C Major BWV 846 <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach
When Galaxies Collide
Our Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy will crash in the far future. No stars will collide. It’ll be cosmic ballet choreographed by gravity, and you’ll see the future dance. <strong>Music:</strong> "Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)" <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonio Vivaldi
Stars In Our Eyes
Walking on a beach, you take a dip. Not in the ocean, but deep into a star, to discover how the ingredients for life came to be. <strong>Music:</strong> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonio Vivaldi
A Comet's Tale
A comet's tale is about its tail, or tails, of gas and dust. How we once feared those tails. How we now better understand them and their impact on life on our planet. <strong>Music:</strong> Op. 64: No. 1, Waltz in D-Flat Major "Minute Waltz" <strong>Composer:</strong> Frédéric Chopin
A star dies in a supernova explosion, and curtains of light - the aurora borealis - dance before our eyes. Galaxies collide. Comets flash across the sky. The moon arcs across night’s horizon, inspiring poets and dreamers. An astronaut floats above a silent blue Earth. This evocative series of 10 short films captures the vast beauty and mystery of our universe. Scientific fact combines with ancient lore and literature to reflect our starry fascination with the cosmos - from the Big Bang to the Sun’s sad demise billions of years in the future. Underscoring the movement of planets and stars are harmonious selections from classical music, including Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8; Debussy’s “Claire de Lune”; and Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major.
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