M. Kitsonas: “The history of the Earth” at the New Digital Planetarium allows us to discover aspects of the creation of our planet

?? “The history of the Earth” is the new one, peak performance of the New Digital Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation, which will take audiences on a journey to our wonderful planet, giving us the opportunity to learn about aspects of Earth’s creation, how it came into being and how it has evolved over time.

The director of the new digital planetarium, Dr Manos Kitsonas, speaking at Athens 9.84 and Margarita Mytilineou, enthusiastically described this fascinating journey into the past, speaking of a unique experience in the impressive dome of the planetarium that gives a realistic simulation of the sky and the earth and helps us gain experience through knowledge of the past .

“We can watch nice documentaries on television or on our computer. In the New Digital Planetarium, what makes the difference is the direction of the projection in the dome, which helps us to better perceive and feel what we capture ”, he said.

As he explained, in “The History of the Earth”, which is aimed at children over ten years old and of course adults, we will go back almost 4.6 billion years and observe natural conditions and geological phenomena which are impressive in their size and extent and which have played a decisive role in the creation and evolution of our planet.

Parallel, we will receive answers to key questions such as how mountain ranges formed on the earth’s surface and deep trenches in the ocean floor or how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are caused.

After all, this is a question which, according to Kitsonas, is more topical than ever before, at a time when climate change and the pandemic sound the alarm for the future of our planet.

In this context, he underlined that he helps us to ensure by the knowledge of the past and the history of the earth, that it can be protected from our own activities.

“What we want to achieve with this show is to speak about the history of the earth and to help the public understand the place of man in space and time. Man occupies a negligible place in the space, has succeeded in advancing technology and is capable of destroying or even accelerating the destruction of the planet. Our planet will be destroyed anyway, but it will be billions of years away. There is no reason to speed it up.

The digital program “The History of the Earth”, begins today, Friday, November 19, at the New Digital Planetarium of the Eugénides Foundation, lasts 40 minutes and all health protocols are strictly respected against Covid-19.

Arline J. Mercier