Planetarium at Vitensenteret

When its cold and dark in the reaches of Trondheim, why not explore the cold and dark reaches of space? The new planetarium at Vitesenteret allows you to do just that. Sit back, relax, and prepare for lift-off as you travel through space, time, and whatever else is out there.

 

The planetarium opened during the summer with the film “The Man From the Nine Dimensions”. If you didn’t happen to catch the film the first time around, Vitensenteret will still give you the opportunity to see it throughout December. The film is mad by an unlikely partnership between a theoretical physicist and a horror filmmaker has produced a surprising result: a family-friendly movie that aims to explain the universe in about 30 minutes. The film dramatizes the pursuit of the elusive “theory of everything” that would explain the fundamental laws of nature — both the microscopic (where quantum mechanics explain how things work) and the macroscopic world of the universe (where gravity governs).

 

Also being shown throughout the end of the year is the film “To Space and Back”. The film takes its audience on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe and back to our own planet. It the story of human ingenuity, incredible engineering, and describes how the technology that transports us through space paves the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

 

Both films will be shown with Norwegian and English subtitles (at separate screenings). For students, teachers, kids (young and old), looking for something fun to do indoors, check out the films playing at Vitensenteret’s Planetarium.

 

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Date: Everyday

Locations: Vitensenteret i Trondheim

Time: 10-16 Monday-Friday 11-17 Sunday

Price: 59-95 NOK

Extra Information: https://www.vitensenteret.com/nb

Christmas with Nordic Tenors

The group Nordic Tenors was established in 2003 as a reaction to the noticable gap between high quality musical experiences and mainstream entertainment in Norway. Nordic Tenors are three Norwegian singers – Jan-Tore Saltnes, Roald Haarr and Sveinung Hølmebakk that combine their musical quality with humour, dance, and other musical surprises. With this concept, the group has reached out to lovers of opera and fine arts and also to people who prefer more easy listening. Their repertoire stretches from Puccini and Grieg to The Beatles and Coldplay; from the most famous opera arias to musical theatre, jazz, pop and even yodelling and Bollywood music. Their award winning shows appeal to all everyone.

In 2007, Nordic Tenors was His Majesty King Harald’s singing toastmasters at his 70th birthday celebration in Oslo, and in 2008 they opened the new, spectacular opera house in Bjørvika, Oslo.

Nordic Tenors travel to around 30 cities all around Norawy each year with their Christmas concert “Christmas with Nordic Tenors”, and every year around thousand of people people flock to venues to hear their concerts. Obviously, Christmas songs make up the majority of the concert repertoire – from the virtuoso tenor songs, to the amusing Christmas medleys – combining the Christmas atmosphere with warmth, humour and the spirit of the festive season.

This year Nordic Tenors will sing at Olavshallen in Trondheim and bring joy and a holiday mood to their audience here in town. They will be accompanied by pianist Øystein Lund Olafsen.

 

Date: December 20

Time: 19:00-20:30

Place: Olavshallen

Price: 480 NOK

RAKE

Rake Visningrom is one of the more interesting locales in Trondheim – from both an exterior and interior standpoint. The uniquely crafted building lies where the city meets Trondheimfjorden, just up from the ferry terminal.

The List met up with one half of the dynamic duo that curates and runs the showroom, Charlotte Rostad, to talk about art, RAKE, and Trondheim in general.

Photo: Susann Jamtøy | Artwork: Marte Eknæs and Marianne Hurum

“RAKE is a non-commercial space to show art, run by two people, so it’s a very independent place to hold exhibitions. We’ve been running it for six years now, and this building is our third location.”

“We do lots of things, like our regular programmes with mostly solo-exhibitions. We’re always trying to make it surprising for us, and for Trondheim, always trying to do new things, like experimenting with exhibit format. So we do things in the space, but also larger things outside, or in cooperation with other locations.”

“We bring this stuff in so we can talk about art in its broader sense. To have fun, and to play, and be able to meet other artists and have those discussions is sort of our goal. The art scene in Trondheim is very small, so to bring in other people and be able to constantly talk about art is something very special to us.”

Photo: Susann Jamtøy | Artwork: Marte Eknæs and Marianne Hurum

A new exhibition opens up this evening at RAKE. Stop in for their social event tonight, or check it out over the coming weeks. The exhibition will be featuring the work of Gabriel Johann Kvendseth, an artist based out of Bergen.

“Its kind of sculpture based, its like equipment made out of garbage and things he finds on the street. And makes these beautiful pieces that resembles tools. It’s really quite strong. It will be interesting to see how the space is used to show his work.”