Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time’s Arrow

It controls the rhythm of our lives like a Metronome ticking away and measuring the pace and tempo of our existence. Time is an enduring mystery. And, along with time’s arrow we are taking an inexorable voyage into an unknown future.


Many of us today, the world over, will be counting the seconds as Midnight approaches and a New Year dawns. All of us during some moment of our lives have wondered about the fundamental nature of time. But, while it dominates our lives and all of us are bound up in its inexorable passage, few of us can give a precise definition of what Time with a capital “T” precisely is.


Today being the last day of 2016 AD we at Far Future Horizons are going on a Time Odyssey in search of the nature of time to explore it in all its majesty, wonder and mystery with the three part BBC documentary series "Time Machine".

From the creation of the highest mountains to the opening of  flowers petals, time controls the world around us. To understand this super-powerful force on Earth, we must wrench control of time ourselves - compressing, expanding, stopping and dissecting it, to reveal the passing of time and how it shapes our world and our lives.

 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Boxing Day with Robbie the Robot




Today dear readers we celebrate Boxing Day with two film classics from the 1950s staring the one and only Robbie the Robot.





Robby the Robot is a fictional character who has made a number of appearances in science fiction movies and television programs after his first appearance in the 1956 MGM science fiction film Forbidden Planet. 


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Star of Wonder




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the final installment of “The Universe Ancient Mysteries Solved”.   

What was the astronomical reality behind the star that, according to the Gospel of Matthew, guided the Magi to the young Jesus? This episode examines almost twenty centuries of  theories and speculation concerning the Star of Bethlehem.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Searching for the Star of Bethlehem



O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Today on Far Future Horizons we go in search of the Star of Bethlehem.

Astronomers, theologians, sceptics and believers have pondered the story of Christ’s birth and the star of Bethlehem. 

Over two thousand years ago, a bright star showed three Magi the path to the newborn Jesus. What was that star? Was it a star or was it something else?

In the deepest sense it scarcely matters, for what is most significant about the Star of Bethlehem is not whether it existed or what it was, but what it symbolizes. For those of us who grew up in the Christian tradition it represents a message of hope and the dawning of a new ethical philosophy by which we choose to conduct our lives.

For me personally the story of Jesus' birth and the Adoration of the Magi symbolises hope.


On behalf of all of us here on Far Future Horizons I would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperous  New Year.


May We All Find Peace and Prosperity here on our planetary home - The Good Earth.



Friday, December 23, 2016

In Search of the Real Santa Claus




To commemorate this holiday season we would like to extend our heartfelt and warmest wishes to our readers the world over and to each of you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness and good fortune.


Today on Far Future Horizons  we go in search of the real Santa Claus with today’s video feature. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Christmas Truce of 1914






The Great War (First World War) of 1914-1918 saw a new world order of violence that spawned the hallmarks of Twentieth Century conflict - machine guns, tanks, air raids; and gas.

The Great War transformed the common soldier into a unit of sacrifice, to be processed and exterminated on an industrial scale.

The war machine was born, a machine that ran on men. In the course of four years, it would get through 20 million soldiers of all nationalities. 

Today on Far Future Horizons we focus our attention on one miraculous day when the war machine faltered. A day when men who were meant to operate as killing machines stopped. A day when they put down their guns, shook hands, exchanged gifts and discovered they had more in common with each other than with their leaders, kings or governments. Enemies became friends, and for a brief time the world was at peace. It was Christmas Day, 1914.

Christmas Day 2016 marks the hundred and second anniversary of that truce. 

We would like to wish all our dear readers a blessed and joyous holiday season and for the coming New Year we would like to bestow upon all of you this heartfelt wish:


As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends.

Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, colour or creed.

Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant God’s name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.

Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none.

May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The New Twilight Zone: The Star





Today on Far Future Horizons we present "The Star" which was the third and final segment of the thirteenth episode from the first season (1985-1986) of the television series The New Twilight Zone which first aired on December 20, 1985. This episode was based on the short story "The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Earth - Venus's Evil Twin



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the acclaimed series How the Universe Works.

This installment takes a close look at Earth’s evil twin the planet Venus.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the critically acclaimed documentary Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After.

This documentary special offers an in depth look at the critical 24 hour period following the news of Japan's attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941 reaching President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Mars ~ Pressure Drop




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third instalment of the National Geographic Channel’s Mars.





In 2033, the Daedalus crew struggles to find permanent shelter. Currently, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos partner to launch an orbiter.