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Film Schedule for Oct-Dec 2020

 
 

Expedition New Earth: Finding a New EarthTop

 

(Duration: 48 minutes)

 Expedition New Earth: Finding a New Earth
Image credit: BBC

The late physicist Stephen Hawking explains why he thinks humans need to colonise another planet – with the dangers of overpopulation, climate change, a potential nuclear warfare and a possible asteroid strike, he concludes that we need to leave the Earth in the next 100 years.

In order to explore a galaxy of Exoplanets in search of one which might be habitable by humans, an Engineering Professor, Danielle, and a student of Hawking, Christophe then travel to the Atacama Desert in Chile to visit one of the world's largest telescopes. Having found a possible candidate, they look at new forms of space technology which might be able to transport us there – travelling to Houston to meet astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz.

Expedition New Earth: Journey to a New WorldTop

 

(Duration: 48 minutes)

Expedition New Earth: Journey to a New World
Image credit: BBC

Having located Proxima b, a potential new home for humanity, our presenters now need to discover how we could travel there safely. Space is full of hazards for humans – Danielle meets astronaut Kate Rubens to learn about living without gravity and Christophe travels to see the Northern Lights to understand the problems with radiation. Danielle then heads to NASA to meet the scientists who are developing robots to help us set up a colony when we arrive.

The Jupiter EnigmaTop

 

(Duration: 46 minutes)

The Jupiter Enigma
Image credit: TVF International

What can the secrets of Jupiter reveal about the state of the universe four billion years ago? Drawing on new findings from NASA's Juno mission, scientists are peering into Jupiter's stormy heart to reveal the very origins of our solar system: when the planets were first flung into space, the fate of the Earth hung in the balance, or maybe without Jupiter, life on Earth might have been obliterated before comets and asteroids appeared.

Seeing the Beginning of TimeTop

 

(Duration: 50 minutes)

Seeing the Beginning of Time
Image credit: TVF International

The work of scientists have opened a powerful new window into deep space. Using high-tech telescopes we can now capture light across wide swathes of the universe and channel a vast flow of cosmic data into supercomputer models to probe the forces and events that shaped it. What can we learn about the origin of galaxies like the Milky Way, and of worlds like our own?

The World's Most Powerful TelescopesTop

 

(Duration: 52 minutes)

The Worlds Most Powerful Telescopes
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Discover the technology behind the world's most powerful telescopes. Featuring interviews with leading scientists at the European Southern Observatory and 4K HDR space photography, uncover how instruments four billion times more sensitive than the human eye are revolutionising our understanding of the cosmos.

Should We Go to Mars?Top

 

(Duration: 53 minutes)

Should We Go to Mars?
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2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon Landing. It was the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century. Since then, NASA's goal has been to send astronauts to Mars. But it is proving far harder than anyone imagined. Some experts believe that human space travel and exploration are critical. But Mars is over 200 million kilometres away, and the effort to land a human on our closest planet risks billions of dollars and the lives of those brave enough to try. Is the possible benefit worth the risk? And is it really achievable?

 
 
Film Schedule (October)
14.10.2020
(Wed)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Expedition New Earth: Finding a New Earth
3:30 - 4:30 pm Expedition New Earth: Journey to a New World
18.10.2020
(Sun)
7:00 - 8:00 pm The Jupiter Enigma
8:00 - 9:00 pm Seeing the Beginning of Time
24.10.2020
(Sat)
2:30 - 3:30 pm The World's Most Powerful Telescopes
3:30 - 4:30 pm Should We Go to Mars?
Film Schedule (November)
1.11.2020
(Sun)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Seeing the Beginning of Time
3:30 - 4:30 pm Expedition New Earth: Journey to a New World
21.11.2020
(Sat)
7:00 - 8:00 pm Expedition New Earth: Finding a New Earth
8:00 - 9:00 pm Should We Go To Mars?
29.11.2020
(Sun)
7:00 - 8:00 pm The World's Most Powerful Telescopes
8:00 - 9:00 pm The Jupiter Enigma
Film Schedule (December)
2.12.2020
(Wed)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Should We Go To Mars?
3:30 - 4:30 pm The Jupiter Enigma
19.12.2020
(Sat)
7:00 - 8:00 pm The World's Most Powerful Telescopes
8:00 - 9:00 pm Seeing the Beginning of Time
27.12.2020
(Sun)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Expedition New Earth: Finding a New Earth
3:30 - 4:30 pm Expedition New Earth: Journey to a New World

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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