The South African produced planetarium film ‘Rising Star’ has been added to the ESO Astronomy full-dome content database and is now available for international downloads via their website: https://www.eso.org/public/videos/rising-star/
The film, accessible to all ages, premiered on 19 October 2020 at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome in Cape Town, and was supported by the SAAO and SARAO.
It offers the viewer an engaging and fully immersive glimpse into the world of South African astronomy, and highlights the many remarkable facilities hosted in the country, along with some of their latest results. This includes views of the Southern African Large Telescope, and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.
As the first of its kind to be produced in Africa, ‘Rising Star’ hopes to stimulate the production of many more locally-produced planetarium films, popularise Africa’s numerous scientific achievements, and inspire the next generation of astronomers.
Read more here: https://supernova.eso.org/news/announcements/ann22004/