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I wanted to let you know about another free screening that we have available in the Chicago area that I thought you might be interested in attending with your astronomy group. It is will be on a brand new IMAX screen at the AMC Showplace Village Crossing in Skokie (7000 Carpenter Road), not too far north of the city. It is a screening of the IMAX film, HUBBLE 3D. You can learn more about the film by going to www.IMAX.com/HUBBLE.
The screening is this upcoming Saturday, 10/2 at 9 am. Please let me know if you are interested in getting passes and I will send them out to you right away. Thank you!
We have been invited again to view this film, but this time in Skokie Illinois- in a brand new IMAX theater.
All Chicago Astronomers are invited and welcomed to view this Saturday morning. You may bring three guests with you, (or more...talk to me).
I'm all up for seeing this again...even if it's Saturday morning. We will all be out by 10:30...after we take our group shot of course. Just meet me in front of the theater by 8:30 am and I'll take care of the rest.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Oct 2, 2010 15:37:48 GMT -6
Friends of the Chicago Astronomer enjoy the 3-D Hubble film...
This was an early event on a weekend when most like to sleep. On my way to the theater, I was getting texts and calls from friends on "just got up - sorry", "not gonna make it - sorry" and "is it alright if I arrive 15 minutes late?".
I arrived a little past 8:30 am at the Skokie theater, with my own traffic delays, but glad to see friends waiting for me. I gave the passes to the coordinator and off we went to sit at the center screen.
Even though, I have seen this once before in April, it was still great experiencing it again. The screen is slightly smaller than the Navy Pier one, but the 3-D was still as nice and watching and feeling the Shuttle lift off is always moving. This version of the same movie is slightly edited, but cool nevertheless.
I was still getting texts on vibrate from those who were stuck in traffic or apologized for not joining the group during the film.
Afterwards, we assembled in the lobby and chatted about the film and of other matters...and the obligatory group shot...
Shown: Kalvis, Janet, Gerry, Michael, Joe & Jen and myself
Monday, I plan to conduct an observation session by the Adler and if we stay out late enough, we can view the Orion nebula first hand and see what they showed in the film - diving into the gas cloud from actual Hubble images and in 3-D and observe the birthplace of stars.