When the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope was serviced by spacewalking NASA astronauts in May of 2009, the Space Shuttle had a stowaway: a camera. The repair mission was being filmed for a new IMAX feature titled Hubble, a stunning documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that peeks into the inner workings of America's space program as well as the outer workings of the galaxy itself.
"Theres an incredible emotional element to Hubble," says Heather Hope, Public Relations Manager of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. "In the film, one of the astronauts describes the feeling as better than Christmas morning. Seeing this film on the IMAX screen offers unprecedented, awe-inspiring views of the cosmos. The beauty and immensity of our universe is absolutely astounding."
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Hubble is currently at the IMAX Theater for an indefinite run; the theater is located at the DMNS, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Seats for Hubble are $15, $12 for museum members and $8 for children; for tickets and info, call 303-370-6000 or visit www.dmns.org.
March 19-Aug. 22, 2010