One of my favourite parts of the Sunshine Coast is just how clear my night-skies really can be. As a bit of a stargazer myself, there really isn’t anywhere better to chill out under the stars than along our beaches and coastlines, or deep into the hinterland where the land rises up high, and the air is crisper, cooler, and clearer. An interest in space is a fantastic thing to foster in our children, and to grow within ourselves – space is the final frontier, and may hold any number of answers and amazing discoveries about the nature of life and our own existences, not to mention just how cool space can be. Between planets, stars, moons, black holes and nebulae, there is so much to explore and understand just waiting for those with the passion and drive, and the support of the public.
This August, science soars into deep space in ‘Living Universe’, an Australian feature documentary tackling the momentous question: ‘are we alone?’. Narrated by everyone’s favourite scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Australian astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis, the film will screen in our very own Maroochydore’s Event cinemas at the Sunshine Plaza on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th of August this year. An interstellar adventure searching for life on another planet, the film follows the 50-year journey of a starship piloted by artificial intelligence, Captain Artemis (voiced by Prof Davis) to an imaginary planet Minerva B, set 150 years in the future. The speculative voyage is presented alongside interviews with the world’s top scientific visionaries, drawing from their expertise to offer insights into our collective future exploring deep space.
For more information, trailers, pricing and tickets, visit the official movie website here and I’ll see you among the stars.