Star Struck

For the W. M. Keck Observatory 20th anniversary I did a short video. The idea was to create a teaser that could be run at the start of many of the events.

It is surprising how much work can go into a 90 second video. With a very short time span to work with you have to pack a lot of visuals in quickly. The basic material was mostly historical images of the observatory construction, a few bits from local photographer Ethan Tweedie, recycle a couple bits from Keck in Motion add a few science images and pau!

Digging through the library archive with Peggi was a great look into Keck’s past. At one point we had dozens of photo albums scattered across the top of the cabinets and I notes that we were making a mess of her library. She replied in no uncertain terms… “This is great, this is what a librarian should be doing!”

If you have not already seen the vid enjoy!

Star Struck from Andrew Cooper on Vimeo.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

One thought on “Star Struck”

  1. That visualization of stars orbiting the galactic black hole is one of the *great* data visualizations. It takes learners straight from “Sounds like theoretical gobbledygook — how can you know that such things exist?” to “Oh. Well, yeah then.”

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