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Film Schedule for Feb-Mar 2021


King of Saturn: Cassini's Epic QuestTop


(Duration: 52 minutes)

Kingdom of Saturn 1

Kingdom of Saturn 2

On the anniversary of the launch of NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the Cassini spacecraft on a daring spiral orbit struck the Saturn's atmosphere. It streamed its last data back home just before it was torn apart by the searing heat. This programme features footage beamed back to earth by infrared cameras installed on the Cassini spacecraft to uncover the secrets of Saturn's moons, and explain Cassini's role in our search for extraterrestrial life to the audience.

The Trouble with Space JunkTop


(Duration: 52 minutes)

Space Junk
Image credit: NASA

Space is getting crowded. And it is filling up with junk every time we launch a satellite. But this is not like Earth-bound debris. It is travelling at speeds of up to 17,000 mph. This makes it extremely dangerous, not just for the astronauts living and working in space but also for modern life on Earth. Because everything we do – from making phone calls, flying planes, taking money out of bank, to watching television or getting the weather forecast – is all run from vulnerable satellites orbiting the planet. The programme finds out about the threat from space junk and joins the scientists searching for ways to clean up the debris.

Mars: The Ultimate Traveller's GuideTop


(Duration: 51 minutes)

Mars mosaic by Curiosity
Image credit: NASA JPL-Caltech MSSS

It is believed that the dream of landing a human on Mars is coming true. Many scientists believe that landing on the red planet can happen in this generation. Using jaw-dropping imagery from orbit and on the surface, this programme creates the definitive, and brand new, "Atlas of Mars". It reveals our nearest neighbour, not as a dead planet, but as a world of constant change and astonishing variety. Distinguished experts were invited to tell about the cutting-edge technology which may be utilised during the journey to Mars. This is the most comprehensive compendium of maps and information about Mars to date. It is the ultimate traveller's guide of Mars.

Faster Than Light: Dream of Interstellar FlightTop


(Duration: 44 minutes)

Faster The Light
Image credit: BBC

The programme takes the audience to venture into the unknown, to see what's over the horizon, to find new stars, new worlds... The dream is as old as humanity itself. Today, scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion stars similar to our sun, with planets similar to Earth.

Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our UniverseTop


(Duration: 52 minutes)

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

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

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. Stephen Hawking uses the theory to unlock the Universe. Hawking combines the theory with the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics to show black holes "evaporate". Known as "Hawking Radiation", it is counterintuitive as it shows that these cosmic giants emit quantum particles.

Film Schedule (February)
7:00 - 8:00 pm King of Saturn: Cassini's Epic Quest
8:00 - 9:00 pm Faster Than Light: Dream of Interstellar Flight
2:30 - 3:30 pm Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Episode 1)
3:30 - 4:30 pm Einstein And Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Episode 2)
2:30 - 3:30 pm The Trouble with Space Junk
3:30 - 4:30 pm Mars: The Ultimate Traveller's Guide
Film Schedule (March)
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 King of Saturn: Cassini's Epic Quest
3:30 - 4:30 pm The Trouble with Space Junk

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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