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SALT Collateral Benefits Program

The SALT Collateral Benefits Programme (SCBP) was established during the construction of SALT (Southern African Large Telescope) as a means to utilise the knowledge, technology and other available resources within the SAAO and similar institutions in order to facilitate education enhancement, science communication, socio-economic development and public engagement and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all people within reach.

The SCBP contracted Over the Sun, LLC to produce a short video introduction to the SCBP and the means by which it entices learners, through science education. Footage from this video was integrated as b-roll into two extensive interviews with members of the South African Astronomical Observatory and SCBP, “Govender, Mantungwa on South African Astronomical Observatory” and “Motsoaledi, Monageng on studying astronomy

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To learn more about the SCBP, visit www.saao.ac.za/outreach/scbp/


Sonoma State University

Backed by an NSF grant, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University, California, engaged Over the Sun, LLC to produce the most accurate, sophisticated virtual fly-through of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Working closely with LIGO staff at Caltech, OTS built the 3 minute animation from SolidWorks models and work-flow diagrams.

Upon completion, this animation was immediately used by LIGO staff in educational seminars and presentations, and will be featured in the Over the Sun’s third film for LIGO, “LIGO Detection”.


National Science Foundation Media Event

National Science Foundation Media Event
for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
February 11, 2016

LIGO Detected Gravitational Waves from Black Holes
On September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC), the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA both measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The new Advanced LIGO detectors had just been brought into operation for their first observing run when the very clear and strong signal was captured.

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Over the Sun, LLC provided b-roll, animations, and hi-resolution clips from the 2 films it had produced for Caltech and the University of Mississippi, “LIGO, A Passion for Understanding” and “LIGO Generations” respectively, both NSF funded short, documentary-styled films.

Caltech, MIT, Discovery Channel Canada and US, and several university and broadcast organisations world-wide, used OTS footage as an integral foundation for their timely media releases to celebrate this discovery.

National Press Club, Press Conference

  • Direct webcast of Press Conference: 9,994 live views
  • YouTube webcast of Press Conference: 430,351 live views

LIGO Detects Gravitational Wave
(longer version of the introductory video which played at the Press Conference, above)
by Joe McMaster, MIT

LIGO: Opening a New Window Onto the Universe
by Leslie Maxfield, Caltech

LIGO: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves
by James Round, NASA JPL


“LIGO Generations”

This 2nd in a series of films about LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) was funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Mississippi. This film tells the story of three generations of researchers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to one of the most advanced astronomical tools on the planet, in search of evidence for the final, missing piece to Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Shot at MIT and the LIGO Livingston Observatory, Louisianna, “Generations” premiered at Space.com January 30, 2015.

To learn more, visit www.kaistaats.com and www.facebook.com/ligofilm


“LIGO – A Passion for Understanding”

Over the Sun, LLC was contracted by the Caltech, one of the managing partners of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), to produce a short documentary film titled, “LIGO, A Passion for Understanding.” This film brings to life one of the most important astronomical tools of our time while telling the human story of creativity, passion, and drive to understand the very fabric of the Universe in which we live.

Shot at the LIGO Hanford Observatory, Washington State, “A Passion for Understanding” premiered at Space.com April 15, 2014.

To learn more, visit www.kaistaats.com and www.facebook.com/ligofilm