“This award-winning documentary will be useful in classroom settings as well as personal enjoyment for those interested in scientific pursuit and the challenge of discovery.” – School Library Journal
This special double-disk set of BLAST! includes versions of the movie designed for classroom use. It removes all profanity, provides educational performance rights and access to a teacher’s guide.
As featured on The Colbert Report and NPR’s Science Friday.
“In a rare combination of content and storytelling, BLAST! treats the viewer not only to the fruits of cosmic discovery but to the fits and starts of dedicated scientists who navigate paths of research that enable it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History and Host of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW & CNN’s Cosmos
High School Friendly! “Influencing a Future Generation of Scientists”
“BLAST! should be in every high school library to show kids what science is and can be.” – Pat Aufderheide, author, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction
“A fantastic way to reach out to children and the general public about the valuable work being done in astrophysics and experimental cosmology.”
– David Gilson, Institute of Physics
“They’ll probably be watching this one in science classes for years to come.”
– John Latchem, New Media Magazine
BLAST! explores both the heartbreak and the glory of trying to unravel the secrets of outer space. Mark Devlin, PhD (the filmmaker’s brother) launches revolutionary telescopes on NASA high-altitude balloons. Dangerous, but necessary if he wants to look back in time and reveal a hidden Universe of never-before-seen galaxies. BLAST! follows Mark and his team on their grueling journey across 5 continents, from Arctic Sweden to Antarctica, as they search the sky for clues to the Evolution of Everything. Along the way, the rarely-seen true life of scientists is exposed – the failures, the triumphs and the sacrifices. It’s an adventure like no other, one that will that take you around the world and across the Universe.