Close Distance is a short film created by Stefano Nurra & Florian Schwarz. It compares the lives of citizen scientist Caroyln Bol, who has taken part in Planet Hunters, and Dr Martin Dominik at the University of St Andrews, who uses technique called gravitational microlensing to detect exoplanets.
It’s a really nice look at what amateur and professional planet hunters have in common, which more than anything may be enthusiasm and a hopeful outlook on planet hunting. A lovely 10-minute documentary that you can find here on YouTube.
[This blog post is part of the 2013 Zooniverse Advent Calendar]