We loved our tour of the solar system alongside various NASA robotic explorers when we previewed the film “Touch the Stars 3D” IMAX at the California Science Center. Luke Ployhar, the film’s director, called the film a “labor of love,” and that is evident throughout the film. Not only is it educational, the visual effects are awesome and the 3D imaging captivates viewers of all ages.
The film brings to life the missions of various NASA probes, orbiters, and landers with its use of computer-generated imagery and 3D models to enhance real footage and photos from NASA and The Planetary Society. The film heightens the learning experience by transporting the viewer into space with probes like the Parker Solar Probe, which is set to “touch” the sun.
My 5-year-old’s favorite part was the up-close, 3D view of Saturn and its beautiful rings. My personal favorite was Juno’s mission to Jupiter as cyclones churned along Jupiter’s polar regions and as we marveled at the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Kids and adults alike will delight in learning more about our solar system, including various planets, moons, and the sun. I love that the film is current and even includes concept models of Gateway and the Orion capsule, which is exciting in the exploration of Mars, the Earth’s moon, and beyond.
“Touch the Stars 3D” IMAX opens at the California Science Center on Friday, January 17, 2020. After the film, the family can explore the wonderful exhibits at the California Science Center. Endeavour admission is included with your IMAX ticket! You can find more information at https://californiasciencecenter.org/imax/touch-the-stars-3d.
By Griselda, Huddlebee team member, Media Passes were provided for review, all opinions are our own.