Portland's OMSI Sends You to Hubble Telescope

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Portland's OMSI Sends You to Hubble Telescope

Published 03/02/2010

(Portland, Oregon) - For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled this world with unprecedented views of the cosmos - from the splendor of our celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Now through the power of the new IMAX film Hubble, moviegoers at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) OMNIMAX Dome Theater will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew on an awe- inspiring journey into space to perform important repairs and upgrades on the Hubble Space Telescope and witness up close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed.

“It’s been said that The IMAX Experience® is the next best thing to being in space, and with IMAX, the audience really is there,” said producer/director Toni Myers. “Fifteen years ago we made a film about space exploration that included Hubble, when it started sending back the first images. Today, we have Hubble’s entire phenomenal legacy of data to explore. With IMAX, we can transport people to galaxies that are 13 billion light years away - back to the edge of time. Real star travel is here at last.” 

Hubble will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the Universe and ourselves. Recounting the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope, viewers will experience firsthand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery, from the heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way to the edge of the observable Universe.

Hubble, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, opens at OMSI’s OMNIMAX Dome Theater March 19. For information on tickets and show times, please call 503.797.4640 or visit www.omsi.edu/omnimax/. Hubble comes to OMSI through the generous support of presenting sponsor The Pepsi Bottling Group.

OMSI’s OMNIMAX Dome Theater features the largest IMAX screen in the Portland metropolitan area. With a five-story, 6,532 sq. ft. domed screen and a 330-seat, 30-degree seating platform, viewers are fully immersed into the midst of an unforgettable cinematic experience. The theater’s IMAX® projection system uses the largest film frame in the motion picture industry.



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