Asteroid Hunters 3D

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NOW PLAYING - Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world with the IMAX original movie Asteroid Hunters 3D.

Meet asteroid scientists and discover the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that may one day protect our planet. The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research. Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster. Narrated by Daisy Ridley. Runtime: 38 minutes

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Asteroid Hunters 3D Showtimes 

NOW – SEPT 5

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Portrait of Dr. Marina Brozović

Marina Brozović is a radar scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Dr. Brozović observed hundreds of near-Earth asteroids with the Goldstone and Arecibo planetary radars, and a main-belt asteroid 7295 Brozović is named after her. Her research also involves orbital dynamics of the moons of the outer planets, and she worked on the NASA’s New Horizons mission to the dwarf planet Pluto as a part of the Hazards Team. She received her undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her Ph.D. in physics from Duke University. She spent several years at Caltech as a postdoc before joining JPL.

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Asteroid entering Earth's atmosphere in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Pan-STARRS telescope, Hawaii in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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As seen in the IMAX® movie Asteroid Hunters 3D, the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii, equipped with one of the world’s largest digital camera, has discovered thousands of asteroids including Near Earth Objects (NEOs).

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Group Shot – Asteroid Mitigation in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Scientists explore ways to mitigate a potential asteroid threat.

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Paul Chodas PhD in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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As scientists gather to explore ways to mitigate a potential asteroid threat, Paul Chodas PhD explains how placing a spacecraft in the way of an asteroid could change its course.

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Marina Brozović PhD / interior of Goldstone radio dish antenna in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Marina Brozović PhD of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory studies radar signals to understand the size, speed and location of asteroids in the IMAX® film Asteroid Hunters. Data collected from the Goldstone radio dish antenna is used to track large, high-risk asteroids.

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Kelly Fast PhD / interior of Mt. Wilson Observatory in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Kelly Fast PhD, of NASA’s Planetary Coordination Office, hunts for asteroids from the Mt. Wilson Observatory telescope in Los Angeles. Discover why finding asteroids before they find us is critical.

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NEOWISE space telescope in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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NEOWISE space telescope in Asteroid Hunters 3D

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Scientists in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Scientists in Asteroid Hunters 3D

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Mark Boslough PhD in front of supercomputer screen in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Planetary defense specialist Mark Boslough PhD demonstrates an asteroid impact using supercomputers to assess the effects.

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Delta IV Heavy Rocket in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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The Delta IV Heavy rocket, seen in the IMAX® movie Asteroid Hunters 3D, could transport a space probe to avert and redirect an asteroid on a path toward Earth.

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Metallic Asteroid in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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Witness asteroids leftover from the formation of our solar system that dwell in the asteroid belt, like the M-type or metallic asteroid.

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Pan-STARRS telescope, Hawaii in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

As seen in the IMAX® movie Asteroid Hunters 3D, the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii, equipped with one of the world’s largest digital camera, has discovered thousands of asteroids including Near Earth Objects (NEOs).

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Group Shot – Asteroid Mitigation in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Scientists explore ways to mitigate a potential asteroid threat.

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Paul Chodas PhD in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

As scientists gather to explore ways to mitigate a potential asteroid threat, Paul Chodas PhD explains how placing a spacecraft in the way of an asteroid could change its course.

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Marina Brozović PhD / interior of Goldstone radio dish antenna in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Marina Brozović PhD of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory studies radar signals to understand the size, speed and location of asteroids in the IMAX® film Asteroid Hunters. Data collected from the Goldstone radio dish antenna is used to track large, high-risk asteroids.

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Kelly Fast PhD / interior of Mt. Wilson Observatory in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Kelly Fast PhD, of NASA’s Planetary Coordination Office, hunts for asteroids from the Mt. Wilson Observatory telescope in Los Angeles. Discover why finding asteroids before they find us is critical.

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NEOWISE space telescope in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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NEOWISE space telescope in Asteroid Hunters 3D

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Scientists in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Scientists in Asteroid Hunters 3D

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Mark Boslough PhD in front of supercomputer screen in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Planetary defense specialist Mark Boslough PhD demonstrates an asteroid impact using supercomputers to assess the effects.

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Delta IV Heavy Rocket in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

The Delta IV Heavy rocket, seen in the IMAX® movie Asteroid Hunters 3D, could transport a space probe to avert and redirect an asteroid on a path toward Earth.

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Metallic Asteroid in Asteroid Hunters 3D
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© 2020 IMAX Corporation

Witness asteroids leftover from the formation of our solar system that dwell in the asteroid belt, like the M-type or metallic asteroid.

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