National Geographic Live! View From Above

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm
McGlohon Theatre
Presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360- degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.

Terry Virts is a former U.S. Airforce officer and International Space Station Commander. He helped to deliver the Cupola, a now famous device that provides astronauts with a 360-degree view of the planet. Virts has used the Cupola to take hundreds of thousands of photos from space, which you can find in his book, View From Above.

Cocktails and Conversation pre-show :

Join us at Discovery Place Science to go beyond earth and learn all about our solar system! How long is a day on Mars, what do you weigh in space and what's your space height? Explore the wonders of the universe by relaxing under the stars in the Star Lab and have a look through a telescope.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm · tickets · add to calendar 2019-01-29 19:30:00 2019-01-29 22:30:00 America/New_York National Geographic Live! View From Above McGlohon Theatre, 345 North College Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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