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NCSA co-produced a cool science documentary called Birth of Planet Earth

In cooperation with the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spitz Creative Media, and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., and in association with Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, our own National Center for Supercomputing Application has created a 24 minute documentary for giant screens — think the big dome screens planetariums and museums and such. 

From the news release:

Narrated by Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Fortitude), Birth of Planet Earth looks at the very beginning of our planet and the unique requirements that enabled life to evolve. The new documentary helps us to develop a better understanding of the history of our very own existence on this pale blue dot we call home.

(In case you don’t want to look it up, Dormer plays Beric Dondarrion in GOT…the dude that’s been brought back to life several times.)

The film has already made it’s debut in Berlin, and is now available for booking. You can read more, and see a small clip of the film here

Just another reminder that there are pretty amazing things happening at our university. 

Photo from the NCSA website

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