Sunday 1 December 2013

Attenborough brings Museum specimens to life in 3D. New Year's Day, Sky 3D and Sky 1.

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David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive
Tune into Sky 3D or Sky 1 on New Year's day to see Sir David Attenborough bring his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive.
Written and presented by Sir David, the programme takes us on a magical journey through the Museum at night.
Using ground-breaking 3D technology, state-of-the-art CGI, science and research, Sir David reveals how ancient animals once roamed the planet and filled the skies.
Sir David Attenborough in the Natural History Museum
Ancient specimens brought to life: Moa
Explore some of our specimens that will come to life to star alongside Sir David in the programme:
   • the moa, a huge extinct flightless bird, pictured left, usually resident outside our Treasures gallery
   • Diplodocus, our iconic cast, normally firmly rooted to the floor of the Museum's Central Hall
   • the dodo, one of the first widely acknowledged cases of human-caused extinction
   • Archaeopteryx, the earliest-known bird and the Museum's most valuable fossil
   • Iguanodon, whose fossilised teeth, found among rocks in Sussex, sparked the discovery of dinosaurs
Meet the Museum experts who collaborated with Sky to develop the computer-generated animals:
Dinosaur scientist Dr Paul Barrett has researched how dinosaurs moved and what they looked and sounded like.
Paleo-artist Dr Julian Hume has changed our understanding of the dodo's posture, size and behaviour by examining its bones.
Mammoth expert Prof Adrian Lister works with DNA sequencing and CT scans to research what mammoths ate and even their hair colour.
Meet our experts - Dr Julian Hume
Enter our free prize draw
One lucky winner will snap up a very special prize package in our free prize draw:
   • tickets to the VIP screening including a Q&A with Sir David
   • a 42-inch 3D TV
   • a year's subscription to Sky
   • a family Museum Membership
   • tickets to a Dino Snores sleepover at the Museum
Enter the free prize draw between 1-6 December 2013 for the chance to win the whole prize package.
'I am excited to make a film that will take the viewer on a journey through one of my favourite museums and bring it to life in a new and exciting way.' - Sir David Attenborough
  More about the programme
  Visit the Sky 3D website
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