I wanted to extend a special invitation to all of you following the Far Horizons project. This Thursday evening, February 27 from 6:30-8pm, the Adler Planetarium will be hosting a unique event centered around a premiere of the short subject film, This Has Been To Space. The film documents a team of young students in our Exploring The Edge of Space camp launching their own stratospheric high altitude balloon mission where reaching the edge of space is just the beginning of the journey!
The film is the creation of the award winning production company 137 Films. You may have seen their documentary, The Atom Smashers about the closing of the Fermi Lab’s Tevatron accelerator while racing to discover evidence of the Higgs boson. Their work focus on the human side of science. With This Has Been To Space, 137 Films has created a truly moving and inspiring film about how young people explore the edge of our world with their own unique perspective.
The evening, fitting a film premiere, will commence with a reception including a cash bar in the Clark Family Welcome Gallery where you can meet and mingle with the near space adventures. Then the film will be premiere in the Johnson Family Star Theater with our special host, Adler Planetarium President, Michelle Larson. After the film, there will be a panel discussion with the film makers, Far Horizons experts and two of the true stars of the film… Exploring the Edge Of Space campers. There will also be time to take questions from you, the audience.
If you are interested in being part of this evening, you can purchase tickets and reserve your journey to the stratosphere via the Adler Planetarium website.
We hope to see you there.