We Are Astronomers

Do you know what an astronomer does?

Do you know what an astronomer does?
Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. A new planetarium show for the Internationa Year of Astronomy 2009 – “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 launching today in various sites across the UK. The show has been produced with input from UK astronomers and was funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).
 
You can find out where “We Are Astronomers” is showing here. There are unfortunately only seven locations showing it. Hopefully it’ll be converted to Imax at some point for some wider coverage.
 
You do also have the opportunity to win free tickets to see the show at your nearest planetarium, along wtih an exclusive “We Are Astronomers” poster signed by the show’s narrator, David Tennant! You can find out how to enter this competition here. 

Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. A new planetarium show for the Internationa Year of Astronomy 2009 – “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 launching today in various sites across the UK. The show has been produced with input from UK astronomers and was funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).

You can find out where “We Are Astronomers” is showing here. (Note: There are unfortunately only seven locations showing it. Maybe some sort of Imax or cinema show would’ve been better at getting IYA2009 some wider coverage…)

You do also have the opportunity to win free tickets to see the show at your nearest planetarium, along wtih an exclusive “We Are Astronomers” poster signed by the show’s narrator, David Tennant. You can find out how to enter this competition here. 

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