Showing: 26 August 2017
QFT presents an exclusive Film Card holders preview of Emer Reynolds’ enthralling documentary detailing NASA’s ambitious Voyager program.
In 1977, NASA launched two probes whose original mission was to study the outermost planets of the Solar System, but went on to become the first human-created object to enter interstellar space.
Members of the program’s scientific team recount anecdotes of the ‘golden record’ affixed to each craft containing information about our planet for the benefit of any civilisation that might encounter the probe, and the taking of the famous photograph that presents the Earth as a ‘pale blue dot’.
This is a genuinely inspiring and uplifting documentary, and a tribute to the ingenuity and curiosity which created a craft with less computing power than a modern smartphone which is now 21 billion km from the Earth, and may outlast the planet itself as it continues to explore the universe.
Tickets exclusive to Film Card holders (plus a guest): £4 each
The Farthest opens at QFT on Fri 1 Sept.