"THOLOS" FILM "ICE WORLDS"
A journey on the thin balance between ice, water and life
The visitors' "cold" experience comes to an end at "Tholos", the Virtual Reality theatre of Hellenic Cosmos, where the "Tholos" film "Ice Worlds" will be shown from October.
The film, a production by Evans & Sutherland and the and the Museum of National Science of Houston, with the scientific support of the University of New Hampshire, is an adventurous journey to the areas of Arctic and Antarctica. Our objective is to discover the ecosystems that develop there and to find out how their survival is linked to our own! The ice also shapes the landscape and the natural systems in other planets of our solar system.
This film demonstrates the delicate balance between ice, water and life, a relationship which was the subject of scientific missions and discoveries for many centuries. It includes captivating scenes, where satellite images were used, but also elements from the soil of Antarctica. The camera, "cutting through" the ice coverage, reveals the substrata of the area and then leads us into flights over Antarctica, Ross Sea and Mount Erebus. During this course we examine the ecosystems of the area and their survival, which is closely linked to our own.