"We are born to explore. This common thread links us with our prehistoric ancestors who first crossed the land bridge from Asia to begin humanity’s transformation into a global species. Today, our explorations stretch to the farthest reaches of the invisible universe, thanks to our robotic emissaries like the Cassini Saturn orbiter and the Hubble Space Telescope, and the brilliant minds who create and operate them.
The sight of an alien landscape, undeniably strange yet sometimes uncannily familiar, has become almost an everyday event. And yet, the spectacular images of planets, moons, nebulae, and galaxies taken by our far-traveling probes and orbiting telescopes continue to amaze and inspire.
That is the power of In Saturn’s Rings.
The film is both an exploration and an evocation. Like space exploration itself, it touches us not only intellectually, but emotionally and even spiritually."
– Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon
Fly through space and explore the wonders of the Universe
Science meets art on the giant screen
In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking giant-screen movie adventure that takes audiences on a space exploration journey of the mind, heart, and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn.
Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is created entirely of more than 7.5 million stunning images of Saturn, the Milky Way, and the Universe taken by Hubble, Cassini, and other NASA space telescopes looking deep into the past. In some scenes, a single photograph is used per frame, but many frames are a giant collage of thousands of photographs seamlessly joined. This independent documentary film is animated to full-motion without CGI, 3D modeling, or simulations.