Hubble 3D on IMAX – See the Film and Visit These Great Hubble Websites

Treat your students to the ultimate field trip! Through the power of IMAX® 3-D, your class can journey through distant galaxies to explore the mysteries of our celestial surroundings, accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult tasks in NASA history, and experience never-before-seen 3-D flights through Hubble imagery.

Visit  to download classroom activities inspired by the film to further extend the learning experience into the classroom. Curriculum tie-ins include science and technology, communication, critical thinking, and more!

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by producer/director Toni Myers. James Neihouse, director of photography, also doubles as the astronaut crew trainer. Judy Carroll is associate producer. Graeme Ferguson, co-founder of IMAX and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is executive producer. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Exclusive IMAX engagements of Hubble 3D are taking place in March/April 2010. The film will have a wider release in August 2010. For more Hubble-related educational resources, visit the sites listed below.

Hubble Education Resource site:
One stop shop for 125 Hubble Education resources and activity products, plus links to 11 related sites.

  • Introduction to Hubble (15 products + links to 4 related sites)
  • Hubble Careers (82 products/profiles + links to 2 related sites)
  • From Galileo to Great Observatories (13 products + links to 3 related sites)
  • Hubble Spacewalks and Technologies (15 products + links to 2 related sites)

Hubble Career Multimedia — Special Editions
The Hubble Legacy – Duration: 4.5 minutes

  • Astronaut Kathryn Thornton and NASA engineer Russ Werneth look back at the challenges and triumphs of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.
  • The video clip includes footage from Servicing Mission 1 and Servicing Mission 4.

Hubble Career Profiles – Duration: 3.0 minutes

  • These two video profiles begin to explore what systems engineering is as seen through the roles of Benjamin Reed and Jackie Townsend on the Hubble Space Telescope. Through their personal backgrounds and current work, Reed and Townsend show that great engineers share patience, tenacity, and a passion for problem solving.
  • Reed is a materials assurance engineer who has a background in chemistry and has most recently worked on improving Hubble’s outer blanket layer.
  • Townsend came to Goddard with a background in physics and has served as the instrument manager of Hubble’s newest imager, Wide Field Camera 3.

Hubble Top Star Activities

  • U.S. formal (K-12 and college) and informal educators are invited to submit their best examples of using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope for science, technology, engineering or mathematics education.
  • Top Stars Educators receive national recognition and awards and their Hubble activities are showcased on this site.

Amazing Space Features Hubble SM4:

  • Amazing Space brings emphasis to the science of Hubble.
  • Visit their SM4 microsite and discover a Hubble image gallery, trivia, lithographs, science activities, career of the day and special edition of Star Witness News.

Special Note: Through Sight/Insight, a free education initiative created by USA TODAY in cooperation with NASA, students learn how NASA professionals bring Hubble’s extraordinary discoveries to the world and become involved in activities based upon the technology and science of Hubble.

  • The Hubble Legacy: Collegiate Case Study.
  • Understanding Hubble’s Contributions to the Study of the Cosmos: Collegiate Case Study.
  • The Hubble Legacy: A High School Case Study.
  • Understanding Hubble’s Contributions to the Study of the Cosmos: High School Case Study (In Process).
  • Designing An Astronaut Tool for a Hubble Servicing Mission: A High School Engineering Project Based Learning Activity.
  • Designing An Astronaut Tool: Abridged Version.
  • Color the Universe: A High School Project Based Learning Activity (In process).

NASA Careers:

  • No Boundaries helps students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while learning about NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • The Career component of the Hubble Education Resource site coordinates with this site.

Hubble 3D

  • Educator’s Resource Guide (Grades 3-5 available online; Grades 6-8 to be added).
  • Features 3 activities: Build a Robotic Arm: Communication Station; Images from Hubble (simulation).

NASA Education Robotics Web site

  • Innovation, creativity, problem solving — the world of robotics at NASA is all of these things.
  • This site includes information about robotics and Hubble.

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