ESA’s ‘Touching the Edge of the Universe’ – UK premier
9 July 2009On 12 July the English-language premier of 'Touching the Edge of the Universe', a planetarium show developed by ESA and partners, will take place at the UK's first purpose-built planetarium in the Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, UK. Two of ESA's major astronomical spacecraft, Herschel and Planck, take the starring role in this new show premiered during the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
‘Touching the Edge of the Universe’ was developed in partnership with more than 30 German-language planetaria across Germany, Austria and Switzerland with digital production expertise from the creative team at the Media Faculty of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany.
The world premier of the show took place on 7 May in Berlin, Vienne and Lucern. Since then, the German-language version of the show has opened in tens of planetaria throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The English-language version will premier to the public on 12 July at the Thinktank Science Museum's Planetarium, Birmingham, UK. To bring the spectacular ‘Touching the Edge of the Universe’ planetarium show to an even wider audience, Spanish and French versions are currently in preparation.
To find out where to see the show and view video clips of ‘Touching the Edge of the Universe’ following the links in the right-hand menu.