Aurora, Lights of Wonder

Producer : Hug media

Release date : 2016

Running time : 25 min, 30 min

Rating : General audiences

Story : Scientific principle and real time video of Aurora

Languages : Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish

Format : 2D

Main contents
  • What is Aurora?
  • The secret behind colors
  • Mythology and the origin of it’s name
  • The best places to see an aurora
  • Various shapes and aurora substorm
  • Aurora on other planets
  • 2016 10th JENA Fulldome Festival ‘ Honorable Mention’ (footage)
  • 2016 IPS Brno Fulldome Festival ‘World premier’
  • 2016 Gwacheon International Planetarium Movie festival ‘ Audience Award’
  • 2017 11th JENA Fulldome Festival ‘JANUS Astro Award’


Aurora is a fantastic natural light show in the night sky. These are not the usual time-lapse images but high resolution video at 30 fps. The audiences will experience sophisticated and still dynamic features of the real Aurora storm. Even a star in the background was carefully drawn to simulate the actual outer space as it is. Stars that appear beyond Curiosity on Mars were simulated to represent the actual night sky from Mars. The scene with many galaxies was created based on modern scientific observation. The animation was used to portray myths inspired by auroras and the origin of its name. Myths and beliefs of ancient people about auroras come to life in a fantasy style animation.


Pictures cannot fully capture auroras as they are. An actual Aurora would move faster as it becomes brighter and brighter. For the first time in the world, the entire night sky was captured in super-resolution VR of at least 4K by connecting a number of sensitivity cameras. Astro-photographer Kwon, O chul took thease eye catching footages during the Aurora  Substorm 2015 which was a unique experience even for the photographer who spent several years for this phenomena.

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Producer : Astro-photographer, Kwon O Chul

Member of TWAN ( The World at Night,

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Aurora storm. Bando camera gallery. Seoul, Korea
2015 Dokdo island seen from Ulleungdo Island. Dokdo Museum. Seoul, Korea
2014 Mt.Kilimanjaro. Kwang Gallery, SeJong Center. Seoul, Korea
2012 Aurora. Kwang Gallery, SeJong Center. Seoul, Korea
2011 Night Skies of the Earth. Canon PLEX gallery. Seoul, Korea
2007 Starry Flow in Night Sky, Vol 2. Kwang Gallery, SeJong Center. Seoul, Korea
1996 Starry Flow in Night Sky. SAMSUNG Photo Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Seoul Photo 2011. COEX. Seoul, Korea
2010 Seoul Photo 2010. COEX. Seoul, Korea
2009 Seotonin II, SeMA Gyeonghuigung Annex, Seoul
2009 Ulsan International Photography Festival. Ulsan
2009 Art Road 77 art fair. Heyri, Korea
2009 Seoul Photo 2009. COEX. Seoul, Korea
2009 The World at Night -One World, One Sky-, Korea & etc
2008 YooEoGong(遊於空), Wander on the Sky. 63 SKYART Museum. Seoul, Korea
2008 Seoul Photo 2008pre. COEX. Seoul, Korea
2000 Malaysia Astrophotography Exhibition 2000. Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.
– A Pictorial Journey Into Outer Space