Video, 10 mins
Sounds of the Cosmos: The Solar System
Part of Sounds of the Cosmos, From the Archive
18 Sep 2014 19:00
Embark on a breathtaking voyage to the outer limits of the universe with Gustav Holst’s astronomical tour-de-force The Planets. In this filmed orchestral performance, Holst’s monumental music is combined with short talks about the cosmos and spectacular visuals.
In the first chapter - The Solar System - Paul Crowther provides an overview of the planets, asteroids and comets within our Solar System, plus a sense of its scale, enhanced by stunning images from astronauts, NASA and ESA spacecraft.
- Professor Paul Crowther, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Music performed by Sheffield Rep Orchestra
- Visuals by Humanstudio
- Part of Festival of the Mind 2014