Tag Archives: Space



Check out the trailer for our feature film CONTINUUM: vimeo.com/60234866
If you’d like more information about CONTINUUM and how you can support & even pre-order the film, check out: continuumthemovie.com.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

• EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
Director: GUY REID
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minutes

Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/
Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/

For more information:
The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

Cast: Planetary Collective

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

This is the third volume of timelapses in my natureLAPSE series. This series of timelapses includes the following locations. Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakaota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

2012 was a busy year for me. I was fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful locations for both work and play. Whether the productions I was working for called for timelapses or not, I always tried to get at least one timelapse in to capture the location in which I was working. Many times as a professional cameraman, your working from sun up to sun down, leaving no time for anything else, so you will find a large amount of night sequences in this volume for that very reason.

Most of the timelapses were shot with a Canon 60d and tokina 11-16mm lens, some are done with a GoPro Hero 2. All photos were shot as RAW files, batch processed in Lightroom 4, strung together in Quicktime 7, and edited in FCPX.

A huge thanks goes out to Tad Hutchinson who made the music track for this piece as well as natureLAPSE: volume 2.


Cast: Matt Ziniel and Tad Hutchinson (Array)

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – Volos 2013

International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – Volos 2013

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The aim of the IOAA is to introduce high school students to the marvels of the Cosmos and promote their knowledge in the area of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
By participating in such international events, they have the opportunity to meet students with the same interests from all over the world. It is the first time that Greece hosts an International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, it is the first time that an astronomical-astrophysical Olympiad is organized by one of the old European Union countries and, of course, it is the first time that such an important scientific and cultural event will take place in the Prefecture of Thessaly and especially in Volos, the homeland of Centaurus Chiron, the teacher of Hercules and Achilles. The involved institutions (Ministry of Education, Prefecture of Thessaly, Municipality of Volos, University of Thessaly, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Society of Astronomy and Space in Volos) cordially welcome you.
We are looking forward to offer you our hospitality in Greece, the land that gave birth to the science of Astronomy, while the forefathers of Astronomy (Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus, Eudoxus, Heraclides, Aristarchus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Hypatia and others) cultivated, advanced and spread the beauty and mysteries of the science of Astronomy up to the far reaches of the then known world.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee
the Chairman
Loukas Zachilas

On behalf of the Scientific Committee
the Chairman
John H. Seiradakis

Directed by:
Pentalunex Team | pentalunex.com
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Image Processing – 3D Modeling – Animation:
Gaintatzis Pavlos

Athanasiadis Tilemachos
Gaintatzis Pavlos
Traianou Thalia

Engineering support:
Voulgaris Aristeidis

00:14-00:21 Volos (the port)
00:22-00:29 Dimini (prehistoric tomb)
00:30-00:36 ARGO
00:37-00:50 Volos (night view)
00:51-01:10 Moon
01:11-01:19 Equations
01:20-01:22 Centaurus Constellation
01:23-01:24 Southern Cross
01:25-02:08 Carina Nebula (eta Carina)
02:09-02:44 Earth
02:45-02:52 Volos (night view)
02:53-03:03 Volos (night view of the port)
03:04-03:07 Volos (city hall)
03:08-03:14 Volos (down town)
03:15-03:20 Mt. Pelion
03:21-03:28 Makrynitsa (Pelion)
03:29-03:36 Portaria (Pelion)
03:37-03:43 Old Steam Train Rails (Pelion)
03:44-03:57 Volos (at the docks)

Space Images:

Einstein Field
QED Lagrangian for a spin-1/2 field
Equation of radiative transfer

Canon EOS 350D, 400D and 500D
ChronoCon dolly sliders.
ChronoCon constructors:
Mechanical Components by Voulgaris Aristeidis
Electronic Components / PCB Programming by Athanasiadis Tilemachos and Gaintatzis Pavlos
More information: pentalunex.com

Special Thanks to:
Loukas Zachilas
John H. Seiradakis

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7η ΙΟΑΑ ΒΟΛΟΣ 2013
Σκοπός της διοργάνωσης είναι να εμφυσήσει στους μαθητές της Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης την αγάπη για τις επιστήμες του ουρανού και να προάγει τη γνώση τους σε θέματα Αστρονομίας και Αστροφυσικής. Με τη συμμετοχή τους στο Διεθνή διαγωνισμό οι μαθητές έχουν την ευκαιρία να γνωρίσουν συμμαθητές τους με τα ίδια επιστημονικά ενδιαφέροντα από διάφορα μέρη του κόσμου.
Είναι η πρώτη φορά που η Ελλάδα φιλοξενεί Διεθνή Ολυμπιάδα Αστρονομίας — Αστροφυσικής, είναι η πρώτη φορά που διοργανώνεται Ολυμπιάδα Αστρονομίας — Αστροφυσικής σε χώρα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (εκ των παλαιών κρατών — μελών) και φυσικά είναι η πρώτη φορά που ένα τόσο σημαντικό επιστημονικό και πολιτιστικό γεγονός θα λάβει χώρα στην Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας και ειδικά στην πόλη του Βόλου, την πατρίδα του Κένταυρου Χείρωνα, του δάσκαλου του Ηρακλή και του Αχιλλέα.
Οι εμπλεκόμενοι φορείς (Υπουργείο Παιδείας, διά Βίου Μάθησης & Θρησκευμάτων, η Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας, ο Δήμος Βόλου, το Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας, το Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης και η Εταιρεία Αστρονομίας & Διαστήματος Βόλου) σας χαιρετούν εγκάρδια και περιμένουμε να σας φιλοξενήσουμε στην ελληνική γη που γέννησε την επιστήμη της Αστρονομίας και με τους πατέρες της (Θαλή, Πυθαγόρα, Δημόκριτο, Εύδοξο, Ηρακλείδη, Αρίσταρχο, Ερατοσθένη, Ίππαρχο, Πτολεμαίο, Υπατία, κ.α.) καλλιέργησε, ανέπτυξε και διέδωσε στα πέρατα του τότε γνωστού κόσμου, την τόσο όμορφη και αποκαλυπτική επιστήμη.

Εκ μέρους της Τοπικής Οργανωτικής Επιτροπής
ο πρόεδρος
Λουκάς Ζαχείλας

Εκ μέρους της Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής
ο πρόεδρος
Ιωάννης Σειραδάκης

Cast: Pentalunex Team, Gaintatzis Pavlos, tilemathan and ThaliaTraianou