April 1, 2010
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Astronaut Star of Hubble 3D to Share Experience at IMAX Screening
NASA Astronaut and Deputy Director of Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute, Dr. John Grunsfeld, will introduce a special screening of the highly anticipated film Hubble 3D for donors, members and invited guests in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater at the Maryland Science Center on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Grunsfeld, whose 2009 mission to Hubble is chronicled in the film, will offer insights into the technology and achievements of the telescope, and will detail the dangers and challenges he faced as the “Hubble repairman” 375 miles above the Earth. After Dr. Grunsfeld’s remarks, guests will enjoy a free screening of the Hubble 3D film.
Hubble 3D highlights the legacy and impact of the first space-based observatory launched in 1990. A 700-pound IMAX 3D camera, brought into space in the Shuttle Atlantis’s cargo bay, created a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that allows Hubble 3D viewers to float alongside astronauts on the last servicing mission to Hubble. The film also takes viewers on a virtual tour of the galaxy created from 20 years of Hubble photographs. The film is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hubble 3D will be shown at the Maryland Science Center beginning April 9. The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information, showtimes and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; a day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. Currently, the Maryland Science Center is hosting GPS Adventures, a national touring exhibition on geocaching. Other attractions include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.