ESO Movie 21: Life in the Universe

The Life in the Universe Science Festival formed an important part of the European Science and Technology Week 2001, an initiative by the European Commission to raise the public awareness of science in Europe.

Life in the Universe was jointly organised by CERN, ESA and ESO, in co-operation with the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE). Other research organisations were associated with the programme, e.g., EMBL and ESRF.

The "Life in the Universe" programme comprised competitions in 23 European countries to identify the best projects from school students. The projects could be scientific studies, visual art, a theatrical performance, poetry or even a musical performance. The only restriction was that the final work must be based on scientific evidence.

Winning teams from each country were invited to CERN on 8-11 November, 2001, to present their projects to a panel of international experts during a special three-day "Final Event" devoted to understanding the possibility of other life forms existing in the Universe. This event also included a spectacular 90-min webcast from CERN with the highlights of the programme. This video documents the Final Event. 



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Release date:7 July 2010, 12:37
Duration:20 m 32 s

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