I remember when I was little, I wanted to be an astronomer and an astronaut. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the mathematics or scientific skills to match that dream. *insert sad face here* So being fortunate enough to attend the Melbourne premiere and see HIDDEN UNIVERSE 3D for me was a great experience. I strongly urge anyone who has had an interest in space to view this film. It gives viewers the ability to travel deep into space without ever having the need to leave their seat. This film explores the earliest galaxies, the birth and death of stars, the surface of Mars, our greatest telescopes and fresh new insight about the origins and evolutions of our ever expanding universe.
Director and writer Russell Scott and astronomers Dr. Jonathan Whitmore and Dr. Gregory Pool do an amazing job of explaining the secrets of the universe to viewers in a way that is translatable to all ages. This couldn’t have been released at a better time! With school holidays approaching, instead of taking your child to the movies to see a typical animation, do your child a favour and take them to space instead. During the Melbourne premiere, I was delighted to see that after the film had finished, it was mostly children that fearlessly shot up their hands to ask the astronomers the most tough and difficult questions during question time.
HIDDEN UNIVERSE 3D is an Australian film and is currently showing at IMAX Melbourne. If Melbourne is too far for you, here is a link to a list of other selected locations that are also screening this film.
Definitely an eye-opener, HIDDEN UNIVERSE 3D is smart, colourful, educational as well as fascinating. I really loved the concept that we are all derived from stars. A definite must-watch.