Alamogordo, NM April 11, 2012 – For over 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos—from the splendor of our celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Now on April 16, 2012, at the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater, audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and 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. 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 our universe.
“We are very pleased to bring this popular IMAX film back to our dome and equally as pleased to begin offering a Spanish language version of the film twice daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” said Tombaugh Theater Director Dave Dooling. Special showings of the Spanish language version of the film can be arranged in advance for groups of 50 or more. "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.” Through the power of IMAX, Hubble will enable moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film 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. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble reunites the Space Station filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. James Neihouse, Director of Photography, 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). The film has been rated G and has a running time of 43 minutes. Hubble will rotate with the IMAX film Everest and the multi-media planetarium show Nine Planets and Counting through April 30. The Spanish language version of Hubble will show at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily through May 24. The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater is located on the campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, top of Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. Admission to the museum is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and military personnel, $4.00 for children four to twelve years old, and under four free. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org.