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The Fan Carpet’s Raj Virdi shares his Out of this World Experience at the Peter Harrison Planetarium for the release of Arrival

11 November 2016

An evening when time, space, other worlds and aliens met. Representing The Fan Carpet this Wednesday we were treated to a unique experience at The Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich, watching a special screening of the new movie Arrival in this unique historical setting.

Having been picked up in a shuttle bus, we were driven to Greenwich Park with it's beautiful night time views, where we engaged in a champagne reception before being seated in planetarium's auditorium and were given a talk by astronomer Edward Bloom with a show on the planetarium's dome.

This was followed by the screening of the movie Arrival on the same dome, making for a very unique experience, viewing a feature film in seating reclined at a 45 degree angle looking up at the dome.





Arrival is an intelligent science fiction film following a team assembled together under military authority to investigate the arrival of 12 alien spacecraft in various unrelated parts of the world. The team including linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), and US Army Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) have to find a way to communicate with the aliens in a race against time and ascertain their purpose on this planet before global tension and fear lead to a attack on the aliens leading to a global war.

Written by Raj Virdi






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About The Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium
The Peter Harrison Planetarium is a 120-seat digital laser planetarium offering a range of shows and astronomy related exhibits. It was opened on 25 May 2007 funded by a £3.25m grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation. It offers a great addition to the The Royal Observatory.

The original observatory was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II and remained working until after World War II, when the working module was relocated to Herstmonceux. Currently the observatory functions as a museum.

Most notably known for GMT and the prime meridian 0° longitude, acting as measuring point for the eastern hemisphere and western hemisphere. It was established by Sir George Airy in 1851 and agreed upon by 41 delegates from 25 nations, but is ultimately arbitrary.

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was formerly used as the international civil time standard, now superseded in that function by Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

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