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McWane Science Center - Celebrating 20 Years of Science

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2001: A Space Odyssey

November 9th – 15th, 2018 (4:00 pm & 7:00 pm)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be showing in the McWane Science Center IMAX Dome on unrestored 70 mm film (struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative). Whether you’ve seen this 20th century classic 50 times, or you want to see it for the first time, this is THE WAY to experience it.

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

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Pandas

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.

Narrated by Kristen Bell

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet

New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, Oceans: Our Blue Planet uncovers spectacular stories of life and survival beneath the waves. Dolphins leap for joy through the surf as we begin our journey into the blue.

Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tuskfish that uses a tool to open its food. Diving deeper, we encounter unfamiliar creatures of the abyss and volcanoes of methane erupting from the ocean floor. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.

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