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November 2016 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

October 31, 2016
















Attached please find the November 2016 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Please Note: We have rebranded! The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is now the Fleet Science Center. Read more about the change here.

For a Full Schedule, visit:

www.fleetscience.org/shows

Full Schedule as a PDF is available in the Fleet Media Dropbox

IMAX FILMS:

New Film! Extreme Weather. Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather. (40 mins.) November 11-30: Monday through Thursday at 12PM, 2PM & 4PM. Friday through Sunday at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM & 6PM. 

More at: http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/extreme-weather

A Beautiful Planet. A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet--and the effects humanity has had on it over time--captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion--a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers--the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue PlanetHubble, and Space Station--A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity. (45 mins.) November 1-10: Monday through Thursday at 12PM, 2PM & 4PM. Friday through Sunday at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM & 6PM. (Please Note: 11/7 at 2PM & 4PM only.) November 11-30: Daily at 3PM.

More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/beautiful-planet

National Parks Adventure. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all. National Parks Adventure is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. (40 mins) Daily at 1PM & 5PM. 

More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/national-parks-adventure

Jerusalem. Jerusalem immerses audiences in one of the world's oldest, most enigmatic and beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city's greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. (45 min.) Available in Spanish. November 1-10: Daily at 3PM. 

More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/jerusalem

Coral Reef Adventure. Coral Reef Adventure follows the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michelle Hall. Using large-format cameras, the Halls guide us to the islands and sundrenched waters of the South Pacific to document the health and beauty of coral reefs. (46 min.) November 1, 5-6, 11-13 and 19-27 at 11AM.  

More at: http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/coral-reef-adventure

IMAX Admission Rates:

Adults $19.95, seniors $17.95, children $16.95. Includes admission to Fleet exhibit galleries.

PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS:

The Sky Tonight: Changes

Outer space is in constant flux. The stars, planets and Sun are always moving; meteors are continually streaking across the sky and planetariums have evolved to help us better see, teach and learn about these phenomena. Join us this month to learn more about changes both in the sky and in the Fleet's Giant Dome planetarium. This will be the farewell show for our longtime planetarium operator, John Young. Get up close to the wonders of our universe with planetarium shows on the first Wednesday of every month. Our astronomer will take you on a journey through the cosmos and guide you into the depths of space. The San Diego County Astronomy Association provides free telescope viewing outdoors on the Prado in Balboa Park, weather and operational requirements permitting. 

Adults $16.95, seniors $15.95, children $14.95. 

Wednesday, November 2, 7PM & 8:15PM. 

More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/events/sky-tonight

Regular Hours:

Monday through Thursday:         10AM-5PM

Friday through Sunday                10AM-6PM

First Wednesday of month:         10AM-8:15PM

FLEET PRICES:

The Fleet Passport (access to all eight exhibit galleries, plus 1 IMAX Film):

Nonmembers: Adults $19.95, Seniors $17.95, Children $16.95

"The Sky Tonight" Live Planetarium Show admission

Members: Adults $12.95, Seniors $11.95, Children $10.95

Nonmembers: Adults $16.95, Seniors $15.95, Children $14.95

Senior Monday (first Monday of the month, excluding holidays):

$8 for seniors 65+

Additional Film Voucher for Members: $8.95                        

Free Tuesdays Show ADMISSION

Nonmembers: $9.95 for qualifying San Diego residents.

Add a Second Show

Members: Adults/Seniors/Children $6;

Nonmembers: Adults/Seniors/Children $7

PUBLIC CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: (619) 238-1233

Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Website: www.fleetscience.org

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

IMAX® Films & Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

The Fleet Science Center is home to Southern California's only Giant Dome Theater, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations as the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Our theater is extraordinary in many ways.

*  It is the world's first IMAX Dome Theater.

*  It features the world's first NanoSeamTM Dome screen in an IMAX theater.

*  It offers two unique experiences in one space: IMAX films and planetarium shows.

The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a 76-foot tilted Dome screen and a 16,000-watt digital surround sound system, providing a stunning visual and audio experience.

What Is a Dome Theater?

Our Giant Dome Theater has a gigantic, curved screen that wraps the entire theater. This hemispherical screen offers an immersive viewing experience, enhancing the feeling of motion and giving you the sensation that you're in the show.

What Is IMAX?

IMAX is the world's largest film format, yielding incredible clarity and spectacular images. IMAX films are projected by special projectors that weigh as much as a small car and enable the incredible film images to be projected with brightness and clarity on the huge Dome screen.

What Are Planetarium Shows?

The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a state-of-the-art digital SkyScan projection system. The Fleet uses this system to project planetarium shows that allow audiences to journey to the outer reaches of space from the comfort of their theater seats. We show pre-produced planetarium programs (some of which are created by our own stellar in-house team!) as well as The Sky Tonight, which is a monthly live, astronomer-led planetarium show.

Captioning

The Fleet offers two options for hearing-impaired guests: closed-captions and assistive listening devices.

Our closed-captioning system is an enhancement of the Rear Window system. When you purchase your ticket, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and it is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.

Assistive listening devices increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. Ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter.

What's Showing?

The Fleet opens several IMAX films and planetarium shows each year. Films and shows screen on the hour. The Sky Tonight is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For the latest show information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.fleetscience.org.

IMAX en Español

Headsets are always available free of charge for audiences to listen to available Spanish soundtracks when films with English soundtracks play in the normal daily schedule. 

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About the Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond—in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar. In the community, we provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Craveology. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego’s science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at fleetscience.org.