The World at Night in a Full Digital Exhibition

2011 September 19: Digital screens, an auditorium, and the 16-by-18 m unique display of DeepSpace hall at the Ars Electronica Center (AEC) will present the images and time-lapse videos of The World at Night from 6 October 2011 to 15 February 2012 (see our events table for the latest exhibits). Different aspects of TWAN program will be displayed to the visitors in digital way: the connection of nature and sky; the importance of dark skies; principles of skygazing and practical astronomy; the connection of astronomy and world heritages; the connection of cultures and civilization under one embracing sky; team work of TWAN in a group of dedicated photographers from many countries; the trips and night-time adventures to create these stunning images; and the idea behind Astronomers Without Borders (AWB is the mother organization of TWAN).

The exhibit also displays a stunning collection of landscape astrophotos and videos by an invited group of Austrian astrophotographers who are the guest photographers of this TWAN exhibit. This section highlights the night-time beauties of Austria under the starry sky of Alps.

The opening event on the evening of October 6 include a series of presentations:
Prof. David Malin from Australia, widely considered as the world’s most accomplished astrophotographer.
Babak A. Tafreshi, TWAN Founder and Director, and Gernot Meiser, TWAN Germany coordinator and photographer specialized in presenting large screen shows.
Dietmar Hager, astrophotographer, astronomy popularizer and consulter at the AEC and of the coordinators of the exhibition.

Gerfried Stocker, the Art Director of Ars Electronica Center.
Johannes Stübler, astronomy popularizer and the event coordinator for The World at Night and Astronomers Without Borders in Austria, who has been the main effort behind organizing this event.

Other TWAN members who will participate at the opening event include Benrd Proschold from Germany, Tamas Ladanyi from Hungary, and Pascale Demy from TWAN-Germany coordinating team.

The AEC is a future museum best known for its Deep Space hall, where images in very high resolution are projected on a giant screen that extends from the wall to the ground, and visitors can walk into crystal sharp images while surrounded by the starry cosmos, or enjoy amazing 3D shows.This hall is regularly used as a 3 D-Planetarium as well using the power of 3D-capabilities of 8 synchronized Full HD projectors and the UNIVIEW Software.

More about astronomy in Linz:
Astronomy Society of Linz
Johannes Stübler webpage
Dietmar Hager webpage
Sky&Telescope report on the Central European Deep Sky Imaging Conference at linz


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