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For Eid Al-Fitr, Scientific Center invites visitors to travel to space

September 8th, 2010

The Scientific Center releases the latest IMAX 3D film “Hubble 3D” starting from the first day of Eid Al-Fitr as announced by the Chairman and Managing Director of the Scientific Center Mijbil Almutawa.
Almutawa said that the film is the latest IMAX films, and takes the viewer into outer space and experiences flight at altitudes of 600 km from the Earth’s surface in a task of great importance aimed at reforming the Hubble Space Telescope. “Hubble 3D” reveals to the viewer the difficult process of repairing the Space Telescope and the efforts made by the astronauts in order to accomplish this complex task of paramount importance, and exercises they have fought before departure of the task carried out in 2009, as the atmosphere of the planet is full of challenges, including the lack of gravity, and extreme cold. The work started on this task in 2005 and aims to extend the life of the telescope, which began orbiting Earth in 1990 and completes a full cycle around the Earth every 96 minutes. Since its inception, the telescope captures high-resolution images of the planets, stars and galaxies that are not picked up from ground which takes photos of galaxies as far as 12 billion light-years away.  To get the best shots in 3D on this mission, astronauts have been trained on how to use IMAX cameras in addition to some basic rules in photography and film training which lasted eight months. The camera lens on the Hubble captures a new collection of stunning high-definition images, such as a huge column of newborn stars in the cloud present in the nebula (Karina), and the death of an exciting star is an exquisite butterfly. The cameras also capture the stars in infrared and ultraviolet to see the age of the star from the temperature.
Almutawa said that the film carries an environmental message which is very important, which is that we must preserve our fragile environment, as the Earth is the only planet known to be fit to live.

Visitors can book their tickets to “Hubble 3D” or any other facilities via Scientific Center’s website www.tsck.org.kw or call 1 848 888 for more information.

IMAX: Hubble 3D

IMAX: Hubble 3D

IMAX: Hubble 3D

IMAX: Hubble 3D