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The Planetarium production of »Darwin and his fabulous Orchids« was selected and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in the context of “Evolution Today” - a competition for the best concept. It was produced at the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Communication at Kiel University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel and the motion pictures studio Tilt in Hamburg.
It was kindly supported by the following partner planetariums:
Augsburg, Berlin (Zeiss Grand Planetarium), Berlin (Insulaner Planetarium), Bochum, Bremen, Chemnitz, Erkrath, Fulda, Göttingen, Halle, Herzberg, Jena, Judenburg, Kiel, Mannheim, Merseburg, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Schwaz, Wolfsburg, together with the German Orchid Society and the Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine, LV Schleswig-Holstein.


The Production Team:

Project development:
Eduard Thomas, Dr. Martin Nickol, Ralph Heinsohn
Artistic concept, design, production management and direction:
Ralph Heinsohn
Scientific concept and botanical implementation:
Dr. Martin Nickol
Text design and script:
Özlem Topcu
Music and sound effects:
Sven Lütgen
Voice-over artists:
Paul De Decker, Prof. Dr. Christoph Gutknecht, Monika Hein, Andreas Hofer, Kirstin Lütgen
2D and 3D animation:
Bastian Böhm, Ralph Heinsohn, Michel Magens, Joachim Perschbacher, Julia Wolf
Illustrations and graphics:
Marc Antosch, Bastian Böhm, Lone Thomasky
»Orchid Creator 2« programmed by:
Markus Schack
IT infrastructure and rendering:
Joachim Perschbacher
Sound studio:
Mo`Vision Tom Ammermann
English translation:
Bernard Wall, Christoph Gutknecht
PR material:
Marc Antosch, Ralph Heinsohn, Michel Magens, Maryjoy Majometano, Julia Wolf
Production office:
Heidemarie Goerigk
Eduard Thomas