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Film Schedule for Jul-Sep 2021


Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our UniverseTop


This 2-part series explores how, for over 100 years, scientists have tried to marry general relativity and quantum theory together. This is not science history. Einstein and Hawking's ideas are still shaping physics. Meet the modern scientists pushing their work even further. Using the boldest technologies, these contemporary trailblazers are building on the brilliance of their predecessors. Using interviews and recordings of Einstein and Hawking, both scientists are brought back to life - creating new discussions, disagreements and insights into their lives. Two titans of science. Two mind-blowing theories. This is the story of the masters of the Universe.

Episode 1 (Duration: 52 minutes)

Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe
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The first part describes Hawking's personal life, his challenges in overcoming his motor neuron disease, and his career in physics. It covers his childhood, education, marriage, family life, and his work on the Big Bang and Black Holes.

Episode 2 (Duration: 52 minutes)

Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe
Image credit: BBC

The second part discusses string theory and supersymmetry. Einstein's theory of general relativity leads to the concept of an expanding universe that leads to the theory of the Big Bang. Applying the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics to black holes, Stephen Hawking shows that black holes "evaporate". Known as "Hawking Radiation", it is counterintuitive as it shows that these cosmic giants emit quantum particles.

Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the WorldTop


The car. The airplane. The smar tphone. The rocket. The robot. The telescope. We take these devices for granted, yet each one is a pinnacle of human achievement. Among them, the telescope and rocket are the keys to astronomy and space exploration. They are the result of years of accidents, breakthroughs, insights and wonders. Each was born out of the distinctive human curiosity and spirit of exploration.

The Telescope (Duration: 53 minutes)

The telescope is the invention that allowed the greatest discovery in history - the Universe itself. Over the millennia, humans built ever more elaborate constructions aligned with the heavens, revealing our ancient fascination with the night sky. Although the heavens seem far away, telescopes allow us to study the countless celestial objects in the night sky. They make us understand why we are so fascinated by the Universe.

The Rocket (Duration: 53 minutes)

Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World
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Of all our great inventions, the rocket is truly the one with the potential to change the entire species, allowing us to leave our Earthly home and become citizens of the Universe. Right now, there is a new space race under way. But the origins of the rocket are surprising old.

Aliens: The Big ThinkTop


(Duration: 51 minutes)

You might think hunting for aliens is just science fiction. You would be wrong. It is a vibrant frontier of modern science, where fierce debates rage. In this programme, the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees, explores the limits of our understanding of the universe and our place in it. It is a journey that, for Martin, leads to an extraordinary conclusion. Our idea of what an alien will be is all wrong. It is not organic beings we should be looking for. It is machines.

Wonders of The MoonTop


(Duration: 52 minutes)

Wonders of The Moon
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Blood moons, super moons and total eclipses. Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights from across the globe. Low light cameras reveal the moon in its natural light, in ways that have rarely been witnessed, and illustrate its extraordinary influence over our planet. Travel to the rich undersea world of the South Pacific, where the coral reefs breed in synch with the moon cycles; watch the total eclipse transform day to night across the United States; witness the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, where the entire city falls under the moon's spell.

Film Schedule (July)
7:00 - 8:00 pm Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Episode 1)
8:00 - 9:00 pm Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Episode 2)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World - The Telescope
3:30 - 4:30 pm Aliens: The Big Think
Film Schedule (August)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Wonders of the Moon
3:30 - 4:30 pm Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World - The Rocket
Film Schedule (September)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World - The Rocket
3:30 - 4:30 pm Wonders of the Moon

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
Narrated in English with Chinese subtitles
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

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