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51 Degrees North

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51 Degrees North was the movie that inspired Asteroid Day. It was directed by co-founder Grigorij Richters and the music was composed by Dr. Brian May. We are proud to present to you this alternate version of the film, by Discovery Science. As an event organiser you can have access to download both the full length film (88 minutes) or the 45 minute (Discovery Science) version.

The film is free to event organizers and is licensed under the Creative Commons. Event organizers must fill out Registration your Event form in order to download the movie (“Screening 51 Degree North” section). Please note that the person filling out form is the person responsible.

Download full film and subtitles.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Damon Miller is a filmmaker grappling with the pressures of an impoverished profession and a dissolving relationship. One routine assignment will change his life as he is involved in the disturbing research into Near-Earth Objects.

Directed by Grigorij Richters
Produced by Alexander Souabni
Grigorij Richters
Written by Grigorij Richters
Starring Moritz von Zeddelmann
Steven Cree
Steve Nallon
Jamie Doyle
Dolly-Ann Osterloh
Music by Brian May
Cinematography James Kinsman
Edited by David Milkins
Release dates

September 2014 (Starmus Festival)
June 30, 2015

Running time
88 and 44 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

There are two versions of 51 Degrees North. Asteroid Day has made available the full length original film (88 minutes) subtitled in Spanish and English. In partnership with Discovery Science, Asteroid Day is able to provide a 45-minute version of the film in English, Slovak, Turkish, Russian, Polish, and Hungarian audio.

The film is free to event organizers and is licensed under the Creative Commons. Event organizers must fill out Registration Your Event form to download the movie. Please note that the person filling out this form is the person responsible.

This film is not suitable for anyone below the age of 15. There is some swearing.

90-minute Full Length Film

Audio English
Subtitles English
Spanish
Romanian
French
German
Download Movie (90 minute version)

45-minute Discovery Film:

Audio English
Slovak
Turkish
Russian
Polish
Hungarian
Subtitles The 45 minute version is not subtitled. If your language is not listed above then you can request the English subtitles file and subtitle the film in your language if you have someone to translate. We request that if you do this you provide the translation subtitle file to us so we can share with others for future events.
Download English Movies (45 minute version)

Most of our Asteroid Day videos are available for download and can be used by anyone. For downloading videos, you can also download our videos directly via Vimeo gallery, or contact us if you need the footage in a different format.

If your event has decided to use a subtitled 90-minute version of the film, there are a few steps in order to playback the film with the proper subtitles successfully. Event organizers who request the film with subtitles will receive two files. The first will be the film itself (.mp4). The second file will contain the subtitles in a .SRT file format.

In the following section, you will find instructions on how to use the subtitles with different media players. If your prefered media player is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us for further help (Subject: Event Organizing Questions).

VLC Media Player

Step 1: Open the movie file with VLC Media Player. It will detect subtitles automatically.

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once you have opened the movie file with VLC, click “Video” on the top menu bar
Step 2: In the submenu, select “Subtitles Track”
Step 3: Then select “Open file…”
Step 4: Here, Select the “51º North – Official film EN.srt” file if you have downloaded the English version or Select the “51º North – Official film ES.srt” file if you have downloaded the Spanish file.

If you followed the steps correctly, the subtitles should now show up at the bottom of the screen.

Windows Media Player

This media player does not support the .srt subtitle files so please select another player

QuickTime

This media player does not support the .srt subtitle files so please select another player

PotPlayer

Step 1: Open the movie file with PotPlayer. Normally PotPlayer will automatically detect the subtitles by itself

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once the movie file is opened with PotPlayer, choose “PotPlayer” in the upper left corner of the window
Step 2: Select “Subtitles”
Step 3: Then click on “Add/Select Subtitles”
Step 4: After, click “Load Subtitle…”
Step 5: Here, Select either the “51º North – Official film EN.srt” file if you have downloaded the English version

or Select “51º North – Official film ES.srt” file if you have downloaded the Spanish file.

If you followed the steps correctly, PotPlayer should now display the subtitles in your desired language.</p>

GOM Player

Step 1: Open the movie file with GOM Player. GOM Player will detect subtitles automatically.

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once you have opened the movie file with GOM Player, click on “GOMPlayer” in the upper left corner of the window
Step 2: Then select “Subtitles”
Step 3: Then click “Select Language”. Here you can select any subtitles GOM can find for this movie.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT RENAME ANY OF THE RECEIVED FILES OR MOVE THEM IN SEPARATE DIRECTORIES, ELSE IT MAY FAIL TO LOAD THE SUBTITLES!

Scientists Rock series

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Scientists Rock is a 7-part video series created by Asteroid Day introducing you to the people working to protect us from asteroids. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Featuring Brian May, Chris Hadfield and many others.

You can view our series directly via Youtube gallery.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Video Messages from Supporters

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Most of our Asteroid Day videos are available for download and can be used by anyone. For downloading videos, you can download our videos directly via Vimeo gallery, Dropbox folder, Video Resources or contact us if you need the footage in a different format.

Co-Founders

Dr Brian May

the success of Asteroid Day

Dr Brian May - Asteroid Day 2016

Why he’s interested in asteroids

Dr Brian May

Discovery Science TV Spot from 2015

Danica Remy

COO of B612 and Co-Founder of Asteroid Day.

Grig Richters

German filmmaker and Co-Founder of Asteroid Day.

Rusty Schweickart

 Apollo 9 astronaut, Co-Founder of the Association of Space Explorers, B612 and Asteroid Day.

Asteroid Experts

Mark Boslough

Physicist at Sandia National Laboratories and Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel (ADXP).

Debbie Lewis

Deputy Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel and Risk Crisis and Disaster Management at Axiom.

Alan Harris - NEOShield-2

The NEOShield-2 program as part of Asteroid Day 2016.

Dr Amanda Sickafoose

Message from South Africa.

Carolyn Shoemaker

American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.

Dante Lauretta

Principal Investigator of OSIRIS-REx and an Asteroid Day Expert.

Ed Lu

Two time shuttle astronaut, planetary scientist and co-founder of B612.

Eric Christensen

Director of the Catalina Sky Survey for near-Earth objects and an Asteroid Day Expert.

Josep Trigo Rodríguez

Professor at the High-Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.

Patrick Michel

Senior Researcher, CNRS. Leader planetary science group at Côte d’Azur and an Asteroid Day Expert.

Roger-Maurice Bonnet

Former Director of Scientific Programmes at ESA.

Tom Jones

US astronaut, Planetary scientist and an Asteroid Day Expert.

Vishnu Reddy

Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona and an Asteroid Day Expert.

Željko Ivezić

LSST Project Scientist. University of Washington. Department of Astronomy.

Space Explorers

Anousheh Ansari

Iranian-American engineer, astronaut and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems.

Chris Hadfield

British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic.

Dorin Prunariu - Romanian astronaut

Asteroid Day 2016.

Garrett Reisman

American engineer and former NASA astronaut. Interviewed by Victor Bar. In Hebrew & English.

Luca Parmitano

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano talks about Asteroid Day.

Pedro Duque

Spanish astronaut and a veteran of two space missions.

Tim Peake

European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station crew member.

Notables

Bill Nye the Science Guy

American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.

Sir Crispin Tickell

British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic.

David J. Eicher

American editor, writer, and popularizer of astronomy and space. He is Asteroid Day’s Editor-in-Chief.

Geoff Notkin

American engineer and former NASA astronaut. Interviewed by Victor Bar. In Hebrew & English.

Lord Martin Rees

British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is Britain’s Astronomer Royal.

Peter Gabriel

English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist.

Roger Blandford

British theoretical astrophysicist, best known for his work on black holes.

Scott Manle

Astronogamer and Host of Asteroid Day Update.

Stephen Hawking

English theoretical physicist, cosmologist.

Others

SIMONETTA DI PIPPO

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the occasion of the International Asteroid Day (30 June).

Regional Coordinators

This video features some of our regional coordinators.

We will rock you – Asteroid Day version

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Queen’s legendary song WE WILL ROCK YOU is the official Asteroid Day anthem.

“We Will Rock You” is a song written by Brian May and recorded by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World. Rolling Stone ranked it number 330 of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2004, and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) placed it at number 146 on its list of Songs of the Century. In 2009, “We Will Rock You” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

You can download the original video here.

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Astronauts in Conversation

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On 14 May, 1981, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu flew to space aboard Soyuz 40 on a joint Russian-Romanian space mission. After 7 days, 20 hours and 41 minutes in space, Dorin became the first – and to this day the only Romanian astronaut. With history made, he is a national hero.

This May, Dorin celebrated his historic 35th spaceflight anniversary with celebrations across Romania. In partnership with Discovery Channel Romania, Asteroid Day Co-Founder and Filmmaker Grig Richters has produced “Astronauts in Conversation” – a new film series with legendary space explorers Michel TogniniAndre KuipersHelen SharmanRichard Richards and Dorin Prunariu. During the next six weeks, one episode of this new series will be released each Tuesday where we will learn from these amazing space travelers what it means to go to space and how it changed their lives. In support of the Asteroid Day movement, they also talk about gaining greater insight into asteroids and the importance of detecting and being prepared to deflect asteroids headed towards Earth.

Dorin Prunariu was the 103rd human to fly to space and one of the early founders of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). Today, he serves on the organization’s Executive Board and as International President. He is also ASE’s representative to the United Nations Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) and the first Asteroid Day Ambassador.

Produced by: Ruxandra Mocanu (Discovery Romania) || Produced and Edited by: Grig Richters  || Astronauts (from left to right): Michel Tognini, Andre Kuipers, Helen Sharman, Richard Richards, Dorin Prunariu ||  Idea & Concept: Dorin Prunariu, Grig Richters and Ruxandra Mocanu

Please download video from our Vimeo channel.