A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time & Mind
Film type: Astronomy / Science
Suitable for school years 8+ / Families / Adults
Film length: 26 mins
Stunning 360° visuals of landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife, humanity and space are used to tell the story of light, sight and vision.
We begin with a photon’s creation inside a distant star and follow its immense journey across the galaxy into the eye of a young stargazer. As the photon enters, we learn about the structures of the eye, their functions and we ride along the optic nerve. The photon's energy is converted into electrochemical impulses that travel the neurochemical pathways of our brain, resulting in an image in our mind.
Also addressed are the ways technology enables us to restore vision and prevent various diseases that affect sight.
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Free educational workbook available here.
Our school Planetarium show also includes a guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation and a Solar System walk through covering relevant aspects of the NSW curriculum.