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World Space Week - In Saturn's Ring with Jim O'Leary

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BEADED SOLAR SYSTEM - Students will construct and calculate a scale model of the Solar System using beads and string. They will observe the relative distances of the Sun, planets, asteroid belt and dwarf planet Pluto and gain an understanding of the vast distances between planets in the outer Solar System compared with those in the inner Solar System. We will also introduce the idea of the speed of light, how fast it is and how fast it takes light to travel from the Sun to each planet – and beyond. Ages 8–12 years old/Grades 2–7

In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe starring Saturn.

From the earliest images after the Big Bang to the final photographs Cassini, In Saturn’s Rings, is a journey of the heart, mind and spirit that moves audiences with some of the most amazing space images ever seen.

Over 7.5 million real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking and immersive crossing space and time.

In Saturn’s Rings was not produced with computer-generated images. Instead, the filmmaker painstakingly employed multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over fifty volunteers in Adobe Photoshop, GIMP and custom Java/ImageJ programming tools.

The film is set to powerful music composed and performed by Pieter Schlosser and “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    38 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    May 4, 2018
  • Rating
  • Director
    Stephen van Vuuren
  • Screenwriter
    L.M. Oliver & Stephen van Vuuren
  • Producer
    Stephen van Vuuren, Marie Stone-van Vuuren, Michael J. Malaska, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond Grin, Bill Eberly, Jason Harwell, Colin Legg, Kevin McAbee, Ian Regan
  • Executive Producer
    Don Cline and Ban Leng James Toh
  • Cast
    LeVar Burton
  • Music
    The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra with Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Pieter Schlosser, Siddhartha Barnhoorn, Stephen van Vuuren