February 29, 2024

Make a journey to galaxies far, distant when Deep Sky opens in IMAX Thursday on the Fleet Science Heart’s newly renovated Heikoff Large Dome Theater. 

The extremely anticipated documentary brings the pictures captured by NASA’s James Webb House Telescope to IMAX, providing audiences a possibility to expertise never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, together with just lately found exoplanets, or planets round different stars.  

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, the movie follows the high-stakes international mission to construct the telescope and to launch it into orbit 1 million miles from Earth.

And the size of Deep Sky could also be greatest skilled on the large IMAX display.

“If there ever was a topic tailored for IMAX screens, that is it,” Kahn stated. “The IMAX format lets you admire the astonishing decision of NASA’s new telescope and to immerse your self in cosmic landscapes that depart you full of awe.” 

Deep Sky additionally goes behind the scenes, capturing the telescope’s building, launch and the discharge of the primary full-color photographs on July 12, 2022, seen by billions world wide.

“I’ve at all times been fascinated by the wonder and magnitude of area,” Williams stated. “I’m excited to work with Nathaniel and IMAX to inform the story of the charming photographs taken by this new telescope.”

The movie is written, produced and directed by Kahn, produced by Bonnie Hlinomaz and govt produced by John Turner, Matt Mountain, Sandra Evers-Manly and Gerry Ohrstrom. It has a run time of 40 minutes.

Screenings start Thursday and proceed each day at 11 a.m. and a pair of p.m. IMAX motion pictures on the Fleet price $20, along with admission to the middle.

The undertaking, co-financed by IMAX, included grant funding by the Northrop Grumman Basis. NASA and the House Telescope Science Institute additionally assisted within the making of the movie.

Observe: Inset photograph, scene from trailer for “Deep Sky,” a take a look at the James Webb House Telescope (Display screen shot, by way of YouTube).