1. Astronomer's Paradise

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    Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. So cool: As mentioned by Dr. Brian May here (scroll down a bit): http://brianmay.com/whatsnew.html (Sat. Dec. 1st, 2012) On - National Geographic http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/ - Nikon Rumours! http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/27/guest-post-astronomers-paradise-time-lapse-video.aspx/ NEW: Fine Art prints of this movie at: http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/ Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust, feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer into tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes. This film is made with footage from the November 2011 TWAN imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). We photographed 14 nights in a row from usually 05:30 pm to 08:00 a.m. All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org/tafreshi). The inside vista-observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard). The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (ultimae.com). Equipment used by Christoph on assignment: - 2 Nikon D3s - 1 Nikon D700 - 1 Nikon D7000 - 2 AFS 12-24/2.8, 1 AFS 24-70/2.8, 1 AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, 1 AF DX 10/2.8 Fisheye - Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly with MX2 - Astrotrac AT320 X-AG and Merlin with MX2 Transitions done with Apple Aperture (see http://vimeo.com/35998334). Edited and rendered with Final Cut Pro 10, Motion and Compressor. Some re-edits recently done with LR4 and LRT for testing, fun!. About 35000 TimeLapse images processed, 7500 used for this part of "Astronomers Paradise". I hope we could at least capture the magic of this very special place a bit - this is how the night sky looks like, if people care about light pollution. And we need more people to do that. With best regards, Christoph Malin web // christophmalin.com facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com (fine art prints of this movie and others) http://twanight.org/cmalin

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    • An Astronomer's Paradise

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      from Babak Tafreshi / Added

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      Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program. The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], written & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).

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      • Cosmic Art - Part 2 of 2

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        A Collection of space images taken by telescopes such as the Hubble, Spitzer and the VLT (Very Large Telescope). Image Credits: NASA, ESA & ESO NASA: hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/npp/all/hires/true/ ESO: eso.org/public/images/ Music: Ambience Minimus - Zero Degrees Zero

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        • Brian Eno - Light Legs (Timelapses)

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          Timelapses from ESO (The European Southern Observatory in Chile - La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor). footage: José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org) Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) music: Brian Eno - Light Legs (from the album Making Space, 2010) edited by: FroschYankee

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          • Cosmic Art - Part 1 of 2

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            A Collection of space images taken by telescopes such as the Hubble, Spitzer and the VLT (Very Large Telescope). Image Credits: NASA, ESA & ESO NASA: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/npp/all/hires/true/ ESO: http://www.eso.org/public/images/ Music: John Serrie - Tingri Maiden

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            • WAA Trailer 3 - Fulldome

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              Music by Rhian Sheehan Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. We Are Astronomers is an exciting new 360° Fulldome digital planetarium show produced by NSC Creative with input from UK astronomers. The project is a collaboration between Armagh Planetarium, Centre For Life, INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, National Space Centre, Our Dynamic Earth, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Spaceport with funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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              • Astronomer 2.0 - Fulldome

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                Adapted from the dome film We Are Astronomers. Music by My Robot Friend. Sound Design by Chameleon Post-Production. Awards: DomeFest 2009 Finalist

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                • SEARCHING FOR LIGHT, CHILE, TRAILER 01

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                  Feature documentary produced by In-House Films. Filmed in the Spring of 2013, Searching For Light is the story of British astronomer Gary Fildes on his pilgrimage to the worlds leading astronomical facilities in Chile. The story charts Gary’s unconventional rise from Sunderland-born, working class boy to Head Astronomer of the Kielder Observatory as he undertakes an odyssey of a lifetime to the cutting edge of astrophysics in the darkest place on planet Earth. Due for release Autumn 2013.

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                  • WAA VLT WIP

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                    Work in progress

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                    • Last Hotel

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                      A tragicomic love story

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