Movies

Watch videos by and about the Friends of Arlington's Planetarium.

Weather vs Climate: What’s the Difference?

Meteorologists extraordinaire Bob Ryan and Jason Samenow talk about weather, climate, climate change, and weather trends in the Washington, DC area and around the world. Recorded February 16, 2014 at the Planetarium as part of the Sunday Science lecture series.

Recording and post production by Kathi Overton.

A Planet For Goldilocks: Kepler's Search for Potentially Habitable Worlds

Dr. Natalie Batalha, a NASA research astronomer and Kepler Mission Scientist talks about the Kepler mission and the search for exoplanets. This presentation is designed for the general public, and is perfect for inquiring minds of all ages. Recorded on January 4th, 2014, at our Planetarium.

Recording and post production by Kathi Overton.

Re-opening Weekend Timelapse

A timelapse shot showing some of the activity outside the David M. Brown planetarium during its grand re-opening weekend. Recorded Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Planetarium Re-opening Highlights

A few highlights from the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of Arlington's David M Brown planetarium. The event was held on Friday, September 28, 2012.

Planetarium Re-opening Ceremony

This is a recording of the complete ceremony marking the official re-opening of Arlington's David M. Brown planetarium. The ceremony was held on Friday, September 28th, 2012.

Sunday Science Lecture - Cosmic Collisions

Astronomer and GMU Assistant Professor Jessica Rosenberg presents a talk on what happens when galaxies collide. This lecture is part of the Sunday Science series, educational talks presented by the Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown planetarium.
Recorded March 18, 2012.

The City Dark Screening - Introductory Remarks

Introductory remarks before a screening of the documentary The City Dark.  The documentary addresses the issue of light pollution in our urban and suburban skies.  Recorded February 25, 2012 at the George Mason Law School Founder's Hall in Arlington, VA.

The City Dark - Panel Discussion

A panel discussion following a screening of the documentary film The City Dark.  The film addresses the issue of light pollution in our urban and suburban skies.  Recorded on February 25, 2012 at Founder's Hall, in the George Mason Law School Arlington, VA.

Sunday Science Lecture - Where Does Space Exploration Go From Here?

Heather Goss talks about the future of space exploration now that the space shuttle fleet has been retired. Part of the Sunday Science lecture series from the Friends of Arlington's Planetarium. Recorded Sunday, July 17, 2011.

"A Hubble Story" - John Grunsfeld

In June of 2011, Dr. John M. Grunsfeld gave a lecture about his experience as an astronaut on the space shuttle mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble space telescope. The lecture was part of a fundraising event to benefit the David M. Brown planetarium. Recorded June 15, 2011.

Sunday Science - Intro to Exoplanets

Raphael Perrino provides a brief introduction to the subject of exoplanets. Recorded in April, 2011.

Saving Arlington's Planetarium

This short video was made early in 2011, during the campaign to keep the Arlington planetarium open.  It provides some historical information about the planetarium, describes how the Friends of the Planetarium got started, and why the organization thinks the planetarium is worth saving.

Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia

A short memorial video, remembering David M. Brown and the rest of the astronauts from space shuttle Columbia. This video was created in the week following the February 1, 2003 loss of the space shuttle, using NASA photos and video from mission STS-107 preparation, the mission itself, and its aftermath. The video was originally shown as part of an episode of the cable television series Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction in 2003.