Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark

Director: Nigel Ashcroft Cast: Timothy Ferris

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Seeing in the Dark

Timothy Ferris' PBS documentary Seeing in the Dark explores the process of stargazing. In lieu of focusing on science-heavy astronomical details, Ferris eliminates a narrator, and presents a series of extended, majestic glimpses of the universe through a telescope -- a protracted visual meditation on stargazing. The filmmaker also devotes a healthy amount of on-camera time to the expostulations of devoted stargazers, who discuss what motivates them to visit their telescopes on a nightly basis, the joy obtained from the practice, and observations made about the universe from the terrestrial end of the telescopic lens.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
UPC: 0841887008778
Original Release: 2007
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 82,499

Special Features

Interview with Timothy Ferris; Filmmaker's commentary track

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Seeing in the Dark
2. The Sky Like Water [1:30]
3. Voices [2:29]
4. Deerfield Beach [1:04]
5. Key Biscayne I: Pacific Road [1:50]
6. Key Biscayne II: Cape Florida [2:59]
7. Robert Smith [2:44]
8. Stellafane [5:12]
9. Sidewalk Astronomers [:48]
10. Steve O'Meara's Saturn [3:11]
11. Extrasolar Planets [3:40]
12. Lives of the Stars [2:22]
13. E.E. Barnard [4:24]
14. Rob Gendler [4:03]
15. Internet Astronomy [4:30]
16. Gamma Ray Burst [3:20]
17. William Herschel [1:53]
18. Barbara Wilson [2:05]
19. Andromeda [:59]
20. The Sands of Spacetime [3:29]
21. Sunrise [1:11]
22. Credits [3:17]

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