“The Art and Science of Imaging Worlds” by Fidrick, Yeung, Niemack and Dixon

  • ©Dawn Fidrick, Gee Yeung, Bob Niemack, and Don Dixon


Entry Number: 21


    The Art and Science of Imaging Worlds



    Signs of Life is Griffith Observatory’s new 35-minute, 8K, 60fps planetarium show in which we discover what it took to put life in the universe in the one place where we know it exists. In this program, we’ll discuss how the team was guided by Griffith Observatory’s legacy in science-based storytelling. The team will describe the artistic process of merging cinematic sensibilities with scientific accuracy to create worlds in the universe. We’ll also explore the importance and effectiveness of presenting science information artistically.


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    Signs of Life was made possible through the public-private partnership between the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Griffith Observatory, and Friends Of The Observatory. The project was also supported by of The Vanguard Society, The Ahmanson Foundation, Goldhirsh Foundation, The Ralph M Parsons Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation, Union Bank Foundation, and L.K. Whittier Foundation.


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