Stella Nova: The Search for your Origin

Stella Nova: The Search for your Origin

Stella Nova focuses on our origins and the evolution of matter. Stella Nova covers a fascinating topic, and takes visitors on a thrilling journey of discovery deep into space. Our destiny and our origins are intimately linked to the birth and death of the stars. But what is a star? How do stars “work”? How do they end? Stella Nova offers some very interesting answers to the questions surrounding our origins!

Big Mirrors on the Mountain Voyage into Subaru, Gemini, Keck, and Canada-France-Hawai‘i observatories to explore an exoplanet, supernova, stars orbiting at the center of the Milky Way, and the 1° galactic survey. Approximate running time: 22 minutes.

Seeing the Invisible Witness the James Clerk Maxwell, the Submillimeter Array, Caltech Submillimeter, and Very Long Base Array observatories, to explore star-forming regions, Jupiter’s atmosphere, and stunning submillimeter views of M51 and M87. Approximate running time: 23 minutes.

Chasing Celestial Mysteries Chase asteroids with NASA s Infrared Telescope, use Britain s UKIRT to discover hidden jewels in the Milky Way, watch supernovae with Hawai‘i s 2.2 optical telescope, and share stories with the astronomers of tomorrow from the University of Hawai‘i. Approximate running time: 22 minutes. Features PI’s data and astronomical simulations rendered in DigitalSky 2 with stunning time-lapse footage from Maunakea.


Produced by Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Approximate running time: 34 minutes
Suitable for family audiences