Light Years From Andromeda is a story of cosmic distances, and humanity's quest to understand the universe. Take a journey of epic proportions across space and time.
The show focuses on light, the concept of light speed, and the distance measurement unit of the light-year all as tools of astronomical exploration. These concepts are woven together along with historical and cultural perceptions of the sky and help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public.
Narrated by Michael Dorn, Worf of Star Trek movies and TV
Produced by Loch Ness Productions.
- objects in the sky: Sun, Moon, stars, planets, galaxies, quasars, interstellar medium
- properties of stars
- creation of the universe (the Big Bang)
- light, light speed, light-year as a measurement unit
- light as a probe of stellar properties
- early maps of the sky
- rise of scientific exploration of the universe
- missions to the Moon, solar system probes
- development of the modern science of astronomy
- early human history, cultures, and perceptions of the sky
English, Italian, Thai