1. Docking

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    "Docking" - A little film

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    • Celestial Dynamics

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      A journey across the stars and heavens through antiquated astronomical diagrams. I unearthed some dusty old scientific textbooks in my father’s attic, and immediately became inspired by the delicately rendered diagrams, plots and schemata. These purely scientific visual aids became unwitting artworks on their own, which is something I really loved. The short animation explores pathways through astronomy’s roots, dating back to antiquity with its origins in scientific, mythological and astrological practices. The soundtrack is 'Frosti' by Bjork, from the incredible album 'Vespertine'. www.kimoni.co.uk

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      • Kepler Exoplanet Candidates

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        This is a visualization of the 1236 exoplanet candidates observed by Kepler. As you can see, the vast majority of these planets orbit their stars at a distance less than Earth. This is likely due to the relatively short observation period - it is highly probable that many more planets will be found as the duration of study increases. Two candidates are highlighed: KOI 326.01 and KOI 314.02. Out of all the candidates, those two may have the best chances of satisfying some of the "habitability" criteria astronomers tend to use. A lot of help in making this video came from Lee Billings - who provided key astronomical advice and included the visualizations in his guest blogger posts at BoingBoing: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/08/a-new-view-of-the-ga.html Built with Processing (http://www.processing.org) http://blog.blprnt.com twitter: @blprnt

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        • Full Show: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe

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          In part two of a three-part interview with the astrophysicist, Bill Moyers and Tyson talk about our mysterious universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled. Watch Part One: http://bit.ly/1mstoap Watch Part Three: http://bit.ly/1bmvqUo

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          • WITHINcast Episode 2

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            Within films in association with PRIDE bodyboards & SURGE bodyboarding present the 2nd episode of WITHINcasts. Additional footage, courtesy of: Maureen Maiau and Niko Richard Marc-Antoine Bouvant David Tuarau Tshanny Tessier @ Sapinus Prone Tahurai Henry Ok thanks to: Anyone who contributed to or was involved with this project in any way, don't want to name drop and leave anyone out. Maururu to all the Tahitian bodyboarding community for their modesty, regardless of how talented they are, they always seem to keep it humble which is how it should be everywhere. Big thanks to all the Tahitians for allowing me to film their world class waves. Sorry if I couldn't include everyone, there's more to come. Manuia!

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            • Perseids

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              A small timelapse I did during the perseids. This is ultimately a test as it is one of my very first timelapse. Shot with the Canon 5DMarkII w/Nikon 28mm AI-s f2.8 iso 3200

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              • Supernova Sonata

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                Music of the (Exploding) Spheres Audio available on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alexhp-1/supernova-sonata Original post: http://www.astro.uvic.ca/~alexhp/new/supernova_sonata.html From April, 2003 until August, 2006, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope watched four parts of the sky as often as possible. Armed with the largest digital camera in the known universe, CFHT monitored these four fields for a special type of supernova (called Type Ia) which are created by the thermonuclear detonation of one or more white-dwarf stars. These explosions are extremely energetic, and can be seen across vast distances in space. These four fields covered roughly 16 times the area of the full Moon on the sky, or roughly 1/10,000 of the entire sky. Even though such a small fraction of the sky was monitored, 241 Type Ia supernovae were seen during the period of observation. This video is a compilation of the 241 Type Ia supernovae seen in these fields during the CFHT Legacy Survey. The four Deep Fields are shown in color, and the positions of all the supernova are illustrated as time progresses. The animation is rendered at 15 frames per second, and each frame corresponds to just under a single day (one second in the animation corresponds to roughly two weeks of real time). Each supernova is assigned a note to be played: The volume of the note is determined by the distance to the supernova, with more distant supernova being quieter and fainter. The pitch of the note was determined by the supernova's "stretch," a property of how the supernova brightens and fades. Higher stretch values played higher notes. The pitches were drawn from a Phrygian dominant scale. The instrument the note was played on was determined by the properties of the galaxy which hosted each supernova. Supernovae hosted by massive galaxies are played with a stand-up bass, while supernovae hosted by less massive galaxies are played with a grand piano. Note that the brightness of the supernovae as illustrated in the video are not to scale - because they are so distant, even these extremely powerful explosions appear very faint once their light reaches us here on Earth. Created by Alex H. Parker (University of Victoria) and Melissa L. Graham (University of California Santa Barbara / LCOGT). Source of images: Stephen Gwyn's CFHTLS pages - http://www2.cadc-ccda.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/community/CFHTLS-SG/docs/cfhtls.html Source of SNe data: (Conley et al. 2011) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1104.1443 (Sulivan et al. 2011) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1104.1444

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                • Earth and Sky Photo Contest 2013

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                  The winners and notable photos of the 4th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, (twanight.org/contest), a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month (www.astrowb.org) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). The contest theme is Dark Skies Importance. Similar to TWAN itself, the contest also aims to reclaim the natural beauty of starry sky and to help preserving the dark skies which are not yet dominated by artificial lights. The images in this video are copyrighted by the photographers. Feel free to share the video (embedding or sharing the link) to promote the contest in non-commercial way. Permission is needed from TWAN (info@twanight.org) for any other use. The music is by sound artist Thomas Nordwest (www.thomasnordwest.com). Winner photos and more information on the contest page: www.twanight.org/contest

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                  • The Astronomer's Dream (2009)

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                    When a hungry astronomer falls asleep while working on a problem, he discovers a solution not in outer space, but in the surreal food-chain of his subconscious mind. An animated film by Malcolm Sutherland, with sound by Leon Lo. Made in 2009. For more information or DVD purchases please visit www.animalcolm.com/theastronomersdream

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                    • WITHINcast Episode 1

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                      FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY Within Films presents Episode 1 of a new series of Tahitian podcasts. Tahitian bodyboarders are stepping up to international bodyboarding standards. It's funny these guys have gone so many years with hardly any recognition whatsoever. Look out for these guys as it's a definite possibility to see one or more of them on the tour in the near future. Filmed, directed and edited by Eric Schnitzler Effects and Assistant Camera by Maiti Charles Underwater equipment used: HCW CameraWaterHousings by Chad Stickney, Laguna Niguel, CA Additional footage provided by: Maureen Maiau Marc-Antoine Bouvant Timmy Hamilton Thank you to the Tahitian riders for making my time behind the lens worthwhile. Music Artists and Songs: Intro: ELLIE GOULDING, Lights, Bassnectar remix Main Body: BASSNECTAR, Timestretch Tahitian Music: Angelo Neuffer / Bobby Holcomb, My Island Home Music Selection: Tahurai Henry WITHIN facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Within/171896349493187

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