(duration 25 min)
The "An Immortal telescope" planetarium show is dedicated to the story of the once largest refracting telescope in the world. Made by Cooke & Sons in 1869, the famous Newall telescope had many ups and downs in its life. It was first housed in Newall's residence at Gateshead, afterwards it was donated to Cambridge University and now it is still alive and active at Athens Observatory 150 years after its birth. The show also refers to the value of the old astronomical instruments and travels the audience through the fascinating history of the Newall telescope, from its construction up to now with the use of immersive visualizations and live action footage.
"An Immortal Telescope: The Story of R.S. Newall Refractor"
Film Director: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Producer: Theofanis Matsopoulos
Available in 2 languages: English, Greek