New Planetarium show - '5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI'

A stunning documentary film featuring recent discoveries from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has been released to planetariums worldwide. A catalan version of this new documentary has been produced by the ERC COSMO-LYA project in collaboration with the UAB.

5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI is a new feature-length planetarium show created in collaboration with DESI‘s consortium of worldwide collaborators, a dedicated group of scientists and engineers who are creating the most complete map of our universe.

The 22-minute planetarium film provides a rare glimpse into modern cosmology by introducing viewers to DESI researchers and featuring original footage of the telescope and interviews with DESI scientists from all over the world.

Andreu Font-Ribera features in the documentary and, together with his collaborators, has produced the catalan version of the documentary in the context of the ERC COSMO-LYA project and in collaboraion with the UAB.

The documentary has been premiered in the Planetari de Granollers and the Centre Astronòmic del Pedraforca . The show was accompanied by an outreach talk.

On July 6th and August 3rd 2023 the documentary will be shown in Cosmocaixa together with a talk. Andreu Font-Ribera will give the talk on July 3rd.

The film’s exciting conclusion is a fly-through of DESI’s first year of data. The positions of over 14 million extra-galactic objects are visualized in 3D for the first time, revealing the largest structures in the universe as never seen before.

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