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Travel 'To space & Back' in Washington
18 Aug 2014

Washington DC's Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is set to begin presenting visitors with To Space & Back at its recently revamped Albert Einstein Planetarium soon.

This space-themed planetarium show is due to begin entertaining guests from August 29th and is described as perfect for the general visitor or school groups.

The planetarium can be found on the museum's second floor, and is located at Washington's National Mall.

Visitors can take-in the museum every day between 10am and 5.30pm, and opening hours are currently somewhat extended for the summer season, which ends September 2nd.

Organisers say that the To Space & Back experience explores the ways that what we learn from exploring space impacts culture and science and affects areas such as communication and medicine.

Visitors will head on a journey that takes them to places beyond the Milky Way and to famous earth landmarks.

People can buy individual places at a showing a maximum of two weeks before they head to see the experience.

Meanwhile, larger groups of ten people or more are able to make reservations for any time in the movie's run at the planetarium.

The film - made by The Franklin Institute and Sky-Skan - is shown at 60 frames per second, in 8K resolution.

It has been directed, produced and co-written by Annette Sotheran-Barnett.

The movie features things like the International Space Station and Saturn V rocket, re-created by Sky-Skan as 3D models.

Indeed, these are the largest-resolution 3D models that have ever been created.

Other museums in Washington include the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and The Smithsonian National Postal Museum on Massachusetts Avenue.ADNFCR-408-ID-801742712-ADNFCR

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