'Asteroid Hunters' Film to Soar into Cincinnati Museum Center's OMNIMAX Theater This August

Space nerds, rejoice! Narrated by Daisy Ridley from the "Star Wars" saga, this new film explores the science behind fighting off catastrophic asteroid strikes.

Aug 10, 2021 at 12:26 pm
'Asteroid Hunters' opens at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Aug. 19 - Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Museum Center
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Museum Center
'Asteroid Hunters' opens at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Aug. 19

Cincinnati Museum Center is bringing the thrilling realities from beyond our atmosphere into perspective with its upcoming Asteroid Hunters film, debuting in the museum's OMNIMAX theater this month.

The film "ventures into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world," a release from the museum reads. 

Opening on Aug. 19, the film features an exciting dive into space an features asteroid scientists who discuss the methods, tools and techniques involved in detecting and protecting the earth from asteroids and the catastrophic dangers that follow them. 

“The idea of a major asteroid strike is more than just a science fiction story. The threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth is decreasing as we move farther in time from the creation of the solar system over 4 billion years ago but the recent dedication of astronomers to sweeping the skies for potential problems reveals that we are not out of the woods yet,” says Dave Duszynski, president of Mercury Museum Services, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Museum Center in the same release. “Asteroid Hunters presents this cataclysmic threat and the innovative ways in which scientists are fighting back in an immersive journey into space like only our domed OMNIMAX® theater can deliver.”

The film has a run time of 38 minutes and is narrated by Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in the Star Wars saga. 

For more info or to buy your ticket, visit cincymuseum.org/asteroid-hunters

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