The first in the series by filmmaker Kai Staats, LIGO Passion tells the story of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO), one of the most advanced scientific instruments on the planet. Using 4 kilometer long laser beams, they are designed to detect cataclysmic, cosmic events which occurred more than one billion light years from Earth.
Once the stuff of science fiction, LIGO is now science fact.
This is the trailer for the 18 minute documentary, "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding"
The film premiered at Space.com April, 2014.