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Take an extraordinary journey deep into space with the giant IMAX adventure Hidden Universe at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
Through IMAX cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through stunning, high-resolution images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes—seen on-screen for the first time. These dramatic images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.
How Did They Do That?
Two telescopes were used to capture the dazzling images seen in Hidden Universe. These technological marvels, situated in Chile’s Atacama Desert, enable astronomers—and the film’s audiences—to see a world concealed from our view, revealing new insights about the cosmos.
The VLT (or Very Large Telescope), located at Paranal Observatory, is composed of four large optical telescopes that use lasers to create fake stars as a means to gauge the atmospheric distortion of received light. The ALMA telescope (or Atacama Large Millimeter Array) is actually 66 dishes connected to operate as one giant “eye on the sky.” ALMA sees into the darkest regions of space by capturing images with wavelengths outside visible light.
Now playing on the Giant Dome screen. Don't miss it!