The film project “Heimatland Erde” is on the way. Sophie Huber-Lachner visited researcher Francesca Fragkoudi for an interview. Fragkoudi studied Physics and Astrophysics & Cosmology in Barcelona and obtained her PhD at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. She was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and is currently an ESO Fellow at the European Southern Observatory, both in Garching, Germany.
Her favourite quote on her website is from famous Carl Sagan:
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.Carl Sagan
And there is perhaps no better take from a well-known astronomer, astrophysicist and astrobiologist who passed away in 1996 on the issues the campaign on Homeland Earth is nowadays dealing with.
Watch the teaser below to see how Francesca Fragkoudi elaborates that idea.