Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope

Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope is a 23-min show produced by European Southern Observatory – ESO Supernova Planetarium for planetariums and digital dome theatres. Info, trailer & full preview available.

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Type: Feature show
Genre: Documentary
Release date: February 2016

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Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope fulldome show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party.

Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.

Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

A fulldome show for planetariums and digital dome theaters.


You can get this show from:
Altair Digital

Show details

Shorter version runtime : not available
Full version runtime: 23 minutes
Suitable for: General audience
Target audience: 14 - 18, Adults
License: Free
Resource & materials:

Technical specifications

Video format: Fulldome
Resolution: 4K
Frame rate: 30 fps
Show orientation: Unidirectional
Stereo 3D: None
Production technologies: CG, Green screen, Live action
Audio format: 5.1
Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Production & Support

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Screened at 6 dome theaters and counting...


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