Showing posts with label Astronomy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Astronomy. Show all posts

Video: On The Edge of Darkness

Timelapse video of the night skies rarely disappoint, and this video is no exception. Shot over a two-week period in Utah, the images seen here are both awe inspiring and incredibly humbling. The countless starts overhead provide an amazing sense of scale, while the rocky backdrop is spectacular too. This is one of those clips that you'll want to save for future reference, as it is as mesmerizing on subsequent viewing as it is on the first.

The Edge of Darkness (4k Resolution) from Ron Risman on Vimeo.

Video: Southern Skies in Timelapse

I've often said that the most amazing night skies that I have ever seen in all my travels were found in Chile's Atacama Desert. Due to a a series of unique variables (high altitude, no cloud cover, etc.) it is one of the best places on Earth to watch the heavens, which is why there are numerous observatories there. In this video, we get a not only a brilliant look at the billions of stars overhead, but also the La Silla Observatory itself. This will give you a taste of what it is like there, but honestly it has to be seen first hand to be completely appreciated. Still, this is an amazing video none the less.

Video: Wanderers - A Vision of Exploration in Our Solar System

The spirit of exploration still lives on in mankind, although at times it feels like we have forgotten that we are truly explorers at heart. This video is a vision of what it would be like if man were to spread out across our solar system, seeking new places to colonize and chart. The amazing images depicted throughout the four-minute short film are all real places that exist in our solar system. Those images are set to the compelling narration of Carl Sagan, a man who always championed the cause of space travel and exploration. I am confident that one day we'll remember that we are explorers, and some of the scenes depicted here may just become reality.

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.