This Blue-chip documentary reflects the remarkable achievements and developments of Saudi Arabia in the international world of science. A new center for science and astronomy is being built in the world’s largest clock tower in the holy city of Mecca.
Centuries have passed since the Golden Age of Islamic Science, and the new center in Mecca is now faced with the challenge of building on that glorious past.
A global network of robotic telescopes is planned exclusively for observing the moon; This can only be achieved in collaboration with highly respected observatories as well as internationally recognized scientists, designers and engineers. “A Journey to the Stars” follows this exciting development from its early stages.
German astrophysicists participated in this project and proposed to create the most detailed model of the moon. For the film, a US lunar expert, will lead through NASA’s Space Center in Houston – a place that is otherwise difficult to access. In 2009, a probe equipped with a special camera was sent to space to explore the Moon. Will the Germans accomplish their plan for the lunar model with the data provided by the orbiter?
The film gives a unique insight into one of the most impressive exhibits inside the Mecca Tower: the world’s largest photo of the Milky Way. “A Journey to the Stars” takes a look behind the scenes of this impressive creation, compiled from 37,000 photographs.
“A Journey to the Stars” was filmed over several years in 5 different countries and offers an exciting insight into the modern science of Saudi Arabia.