Denver Museum of Nature & Science Launches Space
New IMAX Film Kicks Off with Premiere Event July
Denver-July 2, 2012-The Denver Museum of Nature
& Science invites visitors to cool off at the Museum this
summer and experience the new IMAX film, Space Junk
3D. The film-opening Friday, July 13-explores the
exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of
our planet's orbits.
Space Junk 3D is a visually explosive,
sensory-expanding voyage into our now-threatened "final frontier."
Viewers will soar from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater in
Arizona to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded
orbits-22,000 miles above Earth and experience mindboggling
collisions, both natural and human-made.
Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. $12 member, $15 nonmember, $8
child (ages 3-12)
Watch Space Junk 3D and following the film, hear from a
panel of experts, including the "father of space junk," Don
Kessler, longtime head of NASA's Orbital Debris Program. The panel
will discuss how space debris is tracked and how space-faring
nations can be engaged to implement solutions. Cosponsored by the
Museum and the Secure World Foundation.
3D : Denver Museum of Nature & Science
High resolution images are available upon request.
Beginning July 13, Space Junk 3D will play daily at
10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. with additional show times
on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Visit /imax/current-films for ticket
prices and other details.
Charlotte Hurley, 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
or call 303-370-6000.
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Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made
possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area
through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.