Digital 4k Fulldome, 5.1 surround sound. Duration: 20:00
DARK is a fulldome movie that explains and explores the nature of Dark Matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe.
The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant.
But in that instant, we can grasp its immensity and, through science, we can attempt to understand it.
Dark is exhibited world-wide in over 10 languages in dozens of planetaria and science centres, for listings see: Exhibitions.
Available for Download from the European Space Observatory:
Available in 4k masters + Audio 5.1 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Directed by Peter Morse
Produced by Peter Morse & Paul Bourke
Presented by Alan Duffy
Written by Alan Duffy & Peter Morse
Dark Matter Simulations: Alan Duffy and Robert Crain
Dark Matter Visualisations: Paul Bourke
Dark Matter Colourisation: Peter Morse
Digital Sky Milky Way Animation: Carley Tillett
Editing, 3D Modelling, Compositing & Special Effects, Colour Grade, 4k Dome Master: Peter Morse
Music: Cathie Travers
Audio: Peter Morse & Trevor Hilton
Lighting: Peter Morse & Ákos Brúz
Fulldome Timelapse: Peter Morse & Chris Henderson
Parkes Panorama: Alex Cherney
Galaxy Animation: Paul Bourke
LadyBug-3 Video: Paul Bourke and Peter Morse
Compute & Network Support: Jason Tan, Ashley Chew, Khanh Ly (iVEC@UWA)
Galaxy Images courtesy Hubble, STScI, NASA
Milky Way image courtesy ESO/S.Brunier.
Special thanks to:
Carley Tillett and Horizon – The Planetarium at Scitech
Paul Ricketts, Centre for Learning Technology, UWA
Thomas Braunl, UWA Centre for Intelligent Information Processing Systems, UWA
John Doyle, Octagon Theatre, UWA
Andreas Wicenec, ICRAR, UWA
Dark was funded jointly by iVEC, Scitech and iVEC@UWA.
©2012 iVEC@UWA & Peter Morse