THE MILKY WAY UNRAVELLED
For the very first time in human history a group of scientists looked at a map: the first map of our Galaxy, our Island in the Universe. These scientists were some of the top Dutch astronomers. And the map is the result of an extraordinary prediction, cutting-edge technological development and a lot of persistence. Spiral Galaxy, the Milky Way unravelled, highlights the huge contribution of Dutch scientists between 1886 and 1955 to a new view of our Universe. A view where man, Earth and Sun are no longer at the centre of everything.
A film by Maarten Roos in collaboration with Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Production: Lightcurve Films
Co-production: De Kroon, Wissenraet & Associés
Camera: Maarten Roos and Pieter-Rim de Kroon