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Sunday, May 27

10:00am EDT

In Saturn's Rings, a film for IMAX theaters: The Kubrick, Science & Tech
Stanley Kubrick originally tried to set 2001 at Saturn, as in the novel, rather than at Jupiter, which the technology of the time required, if real images of the planet were to be used.

NASA's Cassini-Huygens has since taken the best images of Saturn in history!

See how NASA's images and Kubrick's visions were brought together for In Saturn's Rings, to such an extent that Christiane Kubrick requested her own personal copy, and called it "an honor for Stanley to be mentioned... in such a carefully-made film."

Director Stephen Van Vuuren takes you into the making of this ground-breaking film for IMAX theaters, the special technology made for it, and the techniques it took to bring Saturn to life using only shots of the real planet, with no CGI. Also on hand will be:
  • Jason Harwell, Co-Producer and Lead Hubble/ESO Image Processor
  • Val Klavans, Co-Producer
  • Bill Eberly, Lead SDSS image processor
  • Bryan Simpson, President & Hubble/ESO image processor, Cincinnati Astronomical Society 

See Saturn -- the REAL Saturn, brought to life for the giant screen, as only a Kubrick family-recognized master can do.

More info. at: 

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Stephen van Vuuren

Filmmaker, In Saturn's Rings
Stephen van Vuuren is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, photographer and ubergeek. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Knoxville, Tennessee. His father purchased a manual 35mm camera for him when he was 12 and his love of image-making began. He has directed, produced and/or shot over... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
 Woodrow Wilson A
  Science, Film