Storybook in the Sky
Ancient peoples saw heroes and villains, beasts real and fantastic, in the patterns of stars we now call the constellations. <strong>Music:</strong> Flower Duet <strong>Composer:</strong> Léo Delibes
Lord of the Rings
Fly through Saturn's rings, composed of millions of pieces of ice and rock orbiting the planet like tiny satellites. <strong>Music:</strong> Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BMW 1067: VII. Badinerie <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach
2015: A Space Commute
Three astronauts approach what will be their new home - the International Space Station. <strong>Music:</strong> Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176: I. Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (Introduction, or Sunrise) <strong>Composer:</strong> Richard Strauss <strong>Music:</strong> Blue Danube <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Strauss II
A Galaxy of Worlds
A near Earth-size planet orbits its star in the "Goldilocks Zone" - the distance from a star that provides the conditions necessary for life to develop <strong>Music:</strong> Pastoral Symphony Mvt One <strong>Composer:</strong> Ludwig van Beethoven
Clearer From Afar
The Apollo astronauts were on a mission to explore the Moon, but it was looking back on our home planet that left the greatest impression. <strong>Music:</strong> Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro <strong>Composer:</strong> Giacomo Puccini
Portraits of the Night
Humans have portrayed the night sky for thousands of years, blending art and reality along the way. <strong>Music:</strong> Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467: II. Andante <strong>Composer:</strong> Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
As the engines of a rocket ignite, three brave astronauts prepare to make their new home orbiting high above our Earth. The moon passes through our planet’s shadow to become endowed with a mystifying red glow. Icy rocks form the appearance of rings as they surround Saturn like satellites. Far from our civilization, the Curiosity rover traverses the surface of Mars. Space Suite returns with a new series of 10 short films that explore the infinite wonders of our universe, and our interactions with the cosmos. Accompanying the stories are classical pieces that include Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major; and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Mvt One.
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