If you’ve ever wanted to travel through space, now you can – without even leaving your seat.
Now showing in The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre at Discovery Place, Hubble takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through distant galaxies and allows you to accompany space-walking astronauts on one of the most important missions in NASA’s history.
Although narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of this family-friendly film is the Hubble Space Telescope. Launched in 1990, the telescope orbits about 350 miles from Earth, travels at 17,500 mph and is the only telescope designed to be serviced in space. NASA astronauts perform multiple operations on Hubble throughout the film, tasks so daunting that one astronaut likens it to “doing brain surgery with oven mitts.”
As scientists, engineers and astronauts work together to solve the problems plaguing the telescope, the film teaches about overcoming adversity, while providing breathtaking views of distant galaxies, Saturn’s aurora and the birth and death of stars.
The Smarty Pants IMAX® Hubble Giveaway:
Ready to be entertained, awed and enlightened by Hubble in IMAX®?
We’re giving away four (4) tickets to see Hubble, a $40 value! You get to pick the day and time that works best for you. To enter to win:
2) Leave a comment below describing what you’d like to see through the Hubble Space Telescope.
The fine print: CSP will select one winner via random on random.org and announce in our Smarty newsletter on February 13th– now might be a good time to make sure you are a subscriber! Winner must reside in Greater Charlotte area. One entry per Smarty. You must include your first/last name and email address when leaving your comment, or we won’t be able to contact you if you’re a winner.