The show “Red-Eye to the Stars – the flying observatory SOFIA” begins with a take-off in Palmdale, California, and takes the viewer up into the stratosphere. Experience the unique atmosphere during a science flight aboard SOFIA and follow how the secrets of the universe are uncovered by witnessing an expedition for a glimpse into hidden regions of the universe. To illustrate the special features of infrared radiation, an elaborate animation of the Hubble Space Telescope's colorful images of the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula was created, giving the viewer the feeling of diving into this region of star formation.
The German version of the show with the title „50.000 Fuß über dem Meer – die fliegende Sternwarte SOFIA“ premiered in October 2019 and is online on YouTube and available for free download as a full dome version.
The German SOFIA Institute thanks the Volkssternwarte Laupheim e.V. for this exceptional planetarium show!
Further links regarding this news
- Red-Eye to the Stars - the flying observatory SOFIA, Download from the Planetarium Laupheim, in various formats (VR, Full HD, planetarium version); English & German version
- “Red-Eye to the Stars - the flying observatory SOFIA” on YouTube:
- “50.000 Fuß über dem Meer – Die fliegende Sternwarte SOFIA“, German version of the Planetariumsshow on YouTube
- Virtual reality (VR) version 360 Grad
- Full HD
- Version für Planetarien (Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License), Link: Red-Eye to the Stars
- SOFIA-Planetariumsshow geht online, DSI News, 6. Mai 2020
- 360° Filmaufnahmen aus der Stratosphäre fürs Klassenzimmer, DSI News, 19. September 2018
Further SOFIA links:
Further SOFIA Links:
- SOFIA Science Center
- NASA SOFIA Missions Page
- SOFIA Mission Page of DLR Space Agency (German)
- DLR SOFIA Projekt Page
- DLR Blogs for SOFIA (partly in German)
- DSI Image Galery (German)
- News Overview (partly in German)
- Project Chronicle (German)
SOFIA, the "Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy" is a joint project of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR; German Aerospace Center, grant: 50OK0901, 50OK1301, 50OK1701, 50OK1701 and 50OK2002) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is funded on behalf of DLR by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action based on legislation by the German Parliament, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the University of Stuttgart. Scientific operation for Germany is coordinated by the German SOFIA-Institute (DSI) of the University of Stuttgart, in the USA by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).