The Hunt for Planet B

The Hunt for Planet B
CLUB 18+93 min

Director: Nathanial Kahn Starring: Released:Fri 26 Jan 2024


The Hunt for Planet B captures the human drama behind NASA's high-stakes Webb Telescope which launched on December 25, 2021. The film interweaves the creation of this massive machine - the most ambitious space observatory ever built - with the story of a pioneering group of female scientists on a quest to find life beyond our solar system. What begins as a real-time scientific adventure turns into a deep meditation on our place in the universe. On the brink of seeing farther out than ever before, we find ourselves looking back at our own imperiled planet with new eyes.

Screening as part of Astro Fest 2024 from Galway Astronomy Club.