The Hunt for Planet B

    Original name
    The Hunt for Planet B
    Director
    Nathaniel Kahn
    Cast
    Janet Arenberg, Jon Arenberg, Natalie Batalha, Charles Darrow
    Year
    2021
    Lenght
    93
    Country
    USA
    Storage
    Full HD
    Language
    English with Czech subtitles
    Distributor
    ROCO International

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the largest, most powerful, and most expensive (at a cost of $10 billion) telescope ever launched into space. The scientific research of this infrared telescope will once again move us towards a better understanding of the very beginning of the universe, try to spot the first galaxies, unravel the mystery of the formation of the oldest stars and, last but not least, focus on the study of exoplanets – the search for a second Earth. The American documentary film The Hunt for Planet B captures the human drama behind the development and construction of the giant space telescope, which, after many delays, was sent on its mission on 25 December 2021. We will witness the story of a pioneering group of scientists, mostly women, on a journey to find life beyond our solar system. What will these eventual discoveries mean for our own existence as we look back on planet Earth?

    10.03.18:15 / Prague / Lucerna / Small room
    20.03.16:15 / Brno / Observatory