IMAX: Hubble 3D, IMAX® Cinema, National Media Museum, Bradford, from February 19 2011
A gripping story of space exploration revealing the hidden depths of the universe is coming to the National Media Museum’s IMAX screen in time for half-term.
The Bradford museum is welcoming IMAX: Hubble 3D to its immersive wide screen experience from February 19, when visitors will be able to accompany spacewalking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history.
An IMAX 3D camera accompanies seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and chronicles their courageous effort to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, which has orbited the earth to provide detailed data and stunning imagery since April 1990.
Hubble has even helped NASA scientists determine the age of the universe (13 to 14 billion years) and thrown light on mysteries such as dark energy and quasars. Such are its penetrative powers that scientists and film technicians working on the film have been able to put viewers "inside" the images during two extended CGI sequences.
Made by Warner Brothers in association with NASA, the hi-tech production is narrated by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.
- The museum is also launching a series of workshops and an animation competition in time for half term. Follow the museum details below for more details and full event listings.