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Four of the world's leading astronomers celebrate 50 years of friendship and exploration on a reunion road trip through the American Southwest.

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Alison E. Rose

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During the Space Race of the 1960's, four British astronomers traveled to California to work on some of the studies that have shaped our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Fifty years on, the four friends reunite for a final American road trip. As the likeable four friends explore major recent discoveries in astronomy together, this charming doc reflects upon the fleetingness of our lives played out beneath the stars.

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20 November 2015 (UK) See more »

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Incredibly thought-provoking and moving
16 February 2016 | by stephenheliczerSee all my reviews

This is such a wonderful and charming film - it had a profound effect on me.

Following the reuniting of four exceptional but now elderly astronomers after many years, this documentary is a moving tale of old friendships and four very different but strong characters.

Much, much more than a film about astronomers and their field of work, this is a film about perseverance, determination and mortality. It is incredibly thought-provoking, sad and funny throughout.

Beautifully conceived and directed with some stunning photography. Highly recommended even for those with little interest in the science of astronomy.


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