NEW OMNIMAX® FILM, SPACE JUNK, OPENS AT
THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO
Travel into outer space and discover an expanding ring of man-made debris threatening the safety of our planet in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s (MSI) new Omnimax film, Space Junk.
Opening Saturday, March 2 at Chicago’s only five-story, domed Omnimax Theater, the film addresses the issue of increasing amounts of “junk” orbiting Earth and how this affects the safety of satellite networks powering modern-day communication systems and the future of space exploration.
What’s out there exactly? Fragments and pieces of space shuttles and outdated satellite systems. Mankind has no control over natural meteorite impacts with Earth, but man-made collisions due to orbiting debris are something we can try to stop. The film weighs the solutions, taking viewers on a visually explosive journey as they’re placed in the middle of star fields and massive collisions.
Opens March 2, 2013; Daily show times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Omnimax films are not included in general admission and require an additional, timed-entry ticket: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors; $6 for children (ages 3-11). General admission to the Museum is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors and $11 for children 3-11. City of Chicago residents receive a general admission discount.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Journalists interested in screening the film, please contact Marilyn Stein at (773) 947-3133 or marilyn.stein(at)msichicago.org.
SPACE JUNK is sponsored by Discover.
About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
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