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Roving Mars (Imax) in the UK, Finally..it has happened
djellison
post Mar 28 2007, 07:23 AM
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Yes he is - hence why I copied this into the Yahoo group and he's emailed me back to say he's read it.

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Alex Chapman
post Apr 2 2007, 11:06 AM
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Well I am certainly interested. I just had a look at www.thinktank.ac and it seems there is a lot on offer on the 21st including two question and answer sessions with Jim Bell. The details from the web site are as follow:

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To celebrate the UK premier of the new Walt Disney film ‘Roving Mars’, IMAX Cinema and Thinktank are holding a special SPACE DAY on Saturday 21 April 2007 full of cosmic activities and events.

Jim Bell, Associate Professor in the Astronomy Department of Cornell University, New York will be flying in to talk about his involvement in the Mars mission captured in ‘Roving Mars’, and share his thoughts on the future of space travel. Visitors will also be invited to see an immersive ‘Night Sky’ show in the digital Planetarium and explore the amazing exhibits on space travel and technologies of the future within Thinktank.

Tickets for SPACE DAY are still available for the morning (10.00am - 1.10pm) and afternoon (1.30pm - 4.30pm) sessions, and priced at just £15.55 for adults and £11.85 for children. Ticket price includes; refreshments on arrival, presenter-led Planetarium show, special screening of Roving Mars followed by discussion with Professor Jim Bell PLUS access to all 4 floors of exhibits at Thinktank.

Roving Mars follows an incredible journey to the red planet, as the heroic Mars Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) help scientists answer the eternal question – is there life on Mars? Through amazing animation, realistic views of the early moments of the rover flights are revealed. Overcoming obstacles to explore this foreign world, the mission of the rovers provides never-before-seen photos of the surface of Mars.

Equipping the Rovers with IMAX-quality cameras was a priority for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission from the beginning. "We set for ourselves the goal of making two robot field geologists," says Steve Squyres, Cornell's Goldwin Smith professor of astronomy and the mission's principal investigator. Cornell astronomy Associate Professor Jim Bell, leader of the panoramic camera (Pancam) team for the mission, says that meant giving the rover cameras 20/20 stereo vision- "the first time we've had human resolution on Mars."

To book your place call our Ticket Hotline now on 0121 202 2222


Doug is this what you intended to go to or were u just thinking about Roving Mars itself?

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djellison
post Apr 2 2007, 11:58 AM
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No - that's what I was thinking of, but I didn't have a 100% nod from Jim about the times involved - I knew he was coming, but didn't want to say anything until I had had confirmation about times, prices etc....

That's what we now have smile.gif

Might I suggest the afternoon session for everyone - I might do both - but the PM session would be late enough for people who have to travel to get there in time.

So yeah - lets all go to see Roving Mars..Jim'll be there smile.gif

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helvick
post Apr 2 2007, 12:30 PM
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So just to be clear about this as I'm not 100% sure what the plan is right now.

I'm going to be there from the start too since I arrive in Birmingham at the ungodly hour of 7:30 AM and will go to both AM and PM sessions but are you (Doug) saying that the official plan for UMSF is to go to the PM SPACE DAY session starting at 1:30PM:
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Tickets for SPACE DAY are still available for the morning (10.00am - 1.10pm) and afternoon (1.30pm - 4.30pm) sessions, and priced at just £15.55 for adults and £11.85 for children. Ticket price includes; refreshments on arrival, presenter-led Planetarium show, special screening of Roving Mars followed by discussion with Professor Jim Bell PLUS access to all 4 floors of exhibits at Thinktank.
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post Apr 2 2007, 12:41 PM
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Yes - the plan is that anyone who's going should make sure they're going to the PM session - so we can all meet up, and watch RM together and heckle Jim afterwards smile.gif

Anyone who's going early enough and wants to do the first session as well - all the better - but it makes sense to pick one and go "we'll all do THAT one" - so that we're all on the same page, at the same time.

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post Apr 2 2007, 01:38 PM
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Doug, you mentioned block booking before. I take it there aren't enough for that (so far) and we should all book independently?
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djellison
post Apr 2 2007, 02:06 PM
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That would be best - I think it's fair to say that we don't have enough numbers with enough confidence to go for a bulk booking ( minimum of which is likely to he 10+)

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Alex Chapman
post Apr 4 2007, 09:51 AM
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Booked my tickets biggrin.gif
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djellison
post Apr 4 2007, 09:58 AM
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With three posts to your name, you're officially obliged to have the words "Newbie" painted onto your forehead smile.gif

I will be wearing a small, special edition UMSF badge with yellow, not blue, on the logo smile.gif

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post Apr 4 2007, 10:57 AM
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Angie and I have now booked. Not sure what we'll be wearing but in my case it will definitely include a scruffy beard.
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post Apr 4 2007, 05:26 PM
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Well I'll be sporting a scruffy beard, small UMSF badge and medium UMSF T-Shirt.
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post Apr 5 2007, 08:38 AM
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As its four posts now I think I'll pass on painting Newbie on my forehead but I think I might wear my Planitary Radio t-shirt just so u can't mis me.
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post Apr 5 2007, 11:55 AM
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Some of you may find these usefull

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post Apr 11 2007, 09:09 PM
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And how was the IMAX show?
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djellison
post Apr 11 2007, 09:19 PM
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After April 21st I'll tell you smile.gif
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