Houston … We Have Hubble

Discovery Place Science

IMAX® Space Adventure Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio Blasts Off at Discovery Place®

Opens January 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE –Audiences will be transported to the far reaches of the Universe to witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed when Hubble opens at Discovery Place’s The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre January 10.

For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided dazzling, unprecedented views of the cosmos—from the splendor of Earth’s celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew to experience firsthand Hubble’s awe-inspiring imagery, from the heart of the Orion Nebula and Milky Way to the edge of the observable universe. Recounting the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope, Hubble will immerse moviegoers in the great wonders and astounding beauty of the universe. 

Narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way people view the universe and themselves.

Reuniting the Space Station film team, Hubble is led by producer/director Toni Myers, and James Neihouse, director of photography, who also doubles as the astronaut crew trainer. Judy Carroll is associate producer, and Graeme Ferguson, co-founder of IMAX and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is executive producer. Hubble is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Hubble runs at Discovery Place through May 30, 2014. Tickets are $10 for ages 14-59, $9 for ages 2-13 and 60+, $5 for Members and free for children younger than 2. When paired with a Museum admission, tickets are just $5 for all ages.  Group discounts also are available. Visit discoveryplace.org or call 704.372.6261 x300 for show times. The film has been rated G and has a running time of 44 minutes.

About Discovery Place

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck – the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place, call 704.372.6261, visit discoveryplace.org or connect with Discovery Place on ###a href="https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryPlace">Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

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