A Residence Above the Clouds

It’s 1856 and the skies of Edinburgh are too murky to view the heavens. Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, writer, artist and polymath decides to take state of the art telescopes and photographic equipment, carrying them 10,000ft above the clouds of Tenerife. This story of a remarkable man is revealed through eyes of students from the School of Physics and Astronomy (Edinburgh University) recreating his formative journey and experiments.
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  • October 7, 2017 (11:00, Edinburgh- Filmhouse)


  • Guillermo Carnero

Main Cast

  • Emma Griffiths, Andy Lawrence, Antonio Mampaso, Brian May, Karen Moran, Casiana Muñoz, Sara Stevenson and Bruce Vickery.

Release Year

  • 2017


  • Mins: 100'