Be the first to see ultra-high-def video from space

Mark your calendars: On April 26, NASA will broadcast the highest-resolution video ever from the International Space Station, 400 kilometers above the Earth.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson will star in the webcast to show how superimaging can transform everything from scientific research to the movies we watch.

Whitson will join earthbound astronauts, scientists, filmmakers and techies for “Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood.”

Catch the event live on April 26 at 17:30 UTC.

Ultra-high definition, known as 4K, refers to screens with four times the pixels of current high-definition televisions. The technology allows pictures with breathtaking detail. Still taking off, 4K is expected to be used in televisions soon.

Even if your screen can’t match the resolution now, 4K video will still look really cool. You can see for yourself by checking out NASA’s 4K footage of the aurora borealis from the International Space Station: