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Hubblecast 74: Hubble and Heaven’s Carousel

The ESA astronomy podcast, bringing you the latest from the Hubble Space Telescope

22 May 2014

This episode of the Hubblecast explores the intersection of science and art through the artwork of Tim Otto Roth — premiered in March 2014 at the fourth Hubble Space Telescope Conference at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome.

Heaven’s Carousel is a huge carousel like sound installation with 36 rotating illuminated loudspeakers. It was inspired by Hubble research, in particular the expanding Universe.

  • Credit: ESA/Hubble
  • Directed by: Georgia Bladon
  • Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
  • Written by: Georgia Bladon & Nikita Marwaha
  • Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
  • Images: NASA, ESA Doppler Effect 
    • Diagram: Tkarcher, improved by Tatoute
    • Images of Edwin Hubble: Courtesy of the Archives, California Institute of Technology
    • Heaven’s Carousel with crowd: Gabriel Brammer
  • Videos: NASA, ESA
    • Interview footage and installation footage: M. Estacion (STScI).
    • Installation footage: Tim Otto Roth
    • Timelapse videos: Martin Kornmesser and Christoph Malin
  • Music: Toomas Erm
  • Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
  • Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen


  • Hubblecast 74 can be downloaded in a range of formats including HD here.


Georgia Bladon
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855
Cell: +44 7816291261

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Screenshot of Hubblecast 74
Screenshot of Hubblecast 74


Hubblecast 74: Hubble and Heaven’s Carousel
Hubblecast 74: Hubble and Heaven’s Carousel