November 10th 2007

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After parking at home for a night, we packed up for the last of the interviews for the production, and drove to Cal Tech, in Southern California, to interview Dr. Charles Beichman. He spoke of the search for exosolar planets similar to Earth, and where the findings have taken humanity …

19 November 2007  Production

After dinner at a Mexican place Wednesday night, we sacked out until the next morning, where we had a bit of time to organize our gear, charge our batteries, and pour a bunch of Starbucks into our guts. Kris manned the helm up one of the most twisted roads in …

6 November 2007  Production

We were back in Arizona, and found ourselves at the offices of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a device planned to be in operation in the great year of 2009.
The LSST is a proposed ground-based 8.4-metertelescope that will provide digital imaging of faint astronomical objects across the entire sky, night …

6 November 2007  Production

We flew to Boston, specifically to the Harvard Observatory, to interview Dr. Owen Gingirich, who is not only a brilliant and lively historian, but also a captivating writer on the movers and shakers of astronomys early years. In preparing for our interview, Dr. Gingerich ushered us up narrow winding steps …

6 November 2007  Production

David Dooling of NSO came a-knocking at our cabin door this morning, prepared to show us the Sunspot facilities. He took us up to the solar telescope at the top of the hill that is shaped like an unusual triangle/elongated pyramid. We took some b-roll footage for outside …

28 October 2007  Production

We departed early Thursday morning from our hotel room in Las Cruces, New Mexico heading east towards Sacramento Mountains where we would find the Apache Point Observatory and NSOs Sunspot Observatory. We drove nearly four hours before stopping at the New Mexico Space and Science center where we got …

28 October 2007  Production

Wednesday morning, the team awoke bright and early, prepared for an early morning departure. Their sleepy eyes, in need of caffeine and about 2 more hours of sleep, crossed the street to the nearest gas station and got fuel for the car and coffee for themselves. They realized …

25 October 2007  Production

As soon as the crew (Anita and Kris) returned from the East Coast on Sunday, they didnt even have a chance to unpack their things before heading back off to complete some of the last-minute interviews in the Southwest United States. Monday in the office was anticipated to be …

25 October 2007  Production

Transit to Chicago. Successful. A well-deserved rest taken.

18 October 2007  Production

We woke early to join the Cleveland Rush hour on our way to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. We set up in their observatory for an interview with Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Director, Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics, at Case Western University. The staff of the …

18 October 2007  Production
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