Hubble 3D is back for a limited time!

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Working for a science museum, I can tell you I’ve enjoyed a lot of IMAX movies. But Hubble 3D is on my short list for BEST EVER.

First: they took an IMAX camera to space.

Hubble 3D tells the story of the last mission to repair the Hubble Telescope – one of the most extraordinary scientific instruments ever created.

And I don’t know if you’ve noticed – but space is big. Really, really big. Bigger than we’re capable of comprehending, really. So an IMAX format works really well here.

Also: it’s in 3D

I know what you’re thinking. So is everything else. You saw Avatar in 3D and thought “meh.” But trust me – this film is the application 3D technology was searching for. In addition to blasting you into outer space on the back of the space shuttle’s rocket*, Hubble 3D takes you inside extremely high resolution Hubble images – flies you through them, really – until you really feel like you’ve experienced the Universe.

Finally: limited time!

Don’t take my word for it – Hubble 3D is one of the most popular IMAX films we’ve ever shown. Which is why it’s back, but only through Nov. 10! So check out the previews, get the film schedule and plan your trip to see this extraordinary film!

*Pretty much the most awe-inspiring experience non-astronauts can have. Until they slap an IMAX camera on this.

Webisode: A Wild Ride [Hubble 3D]

The shuttle that NASA uses is often referred to as “The Flying Brick” because they land it without using any engine power. Because it is so difficult to both fly and land, astronauts prepare for their space flights using a replica cockpit. The simulator, which has the exact same controls as the actual space shuttle, can duplicate errors and system failures that might plague a crew on an actual mission.

Learn about the flight simulator in this week’s webisode:

Check out Hubble 3D in the Wortham IMAX Theatre. This stunning 3D film reveals the cosmos as never before, allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings. If you come on Tuesday after 2 p.m., tickets are just $6!

Did you miss the first four webisodes?
Astronaut Mike Massimino (he’s on Twitter!) takes us on a tour of the spaceship and explains how they train for missions.
Mike explains how difficult it is to get into space suits.
See the largest swimming pool in the world and how the astronauts use it to train for space walks.
Learn about the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.

Webisode: Space is an Open Book Exam [Hubble 3D]

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Telescope. To celebrate 20 years of amazing images and deep-space discovery, we’ve got an all-new Hubble 3D webisode!

Check out the video below for a fascinating tour of the space shuttle simulator with astronaut Mike Massimino (he’s on Twitter!) Find out why NBA players would feel uncomfortable on the shuttle, how astronauts deal with a space bathroom, explore the flight deck, and learn why space is like “an open book exam.”

Want to celebrate the Hubble’s 20th?
Check out Hubble 3D in the Wortham IMAX Theatre. This stunning 3D film reveals the cosmos as never before, allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings.

Did you miss the first three webisodes?
Mike explains how difficult it is to get into space suits.
See the largest swimming pool in the world and how the astronauts use it to train for space walks.
Learn about the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.

Webisode: Getting Dressed [Hubble 3D]

As we gear up for the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Launch (April 26), this week we bring you another webisode from behind the scenes of the IMAX film Hubble 3D. In this week’s episode, astronaut Mike Massimino talks about the difficulty of getting into his space suit. It takes two people just to help him pull his pants on!

Did you miss the first two webisodes?
See the largest swimming pool in the world and how the astronauts use it to train for space walks.
Learn about the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope. 

Don’t miss your chance to see Hubble 3D in IMAX. Hubble 3D will also reveal the cosmos as never before, allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings. Click here to read about the Hubble Telescope and to view the trailer for Hubble 3D in IMAX.