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CSI to host fulldome film premiere

Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 15:43:45-05

The Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls has been chosen to be the world premiere site for the new fulldome film “Edge of Darkness.”

It will be shown in the Faulkner Planetarium starting Jan. 2, 2016.

“Edge of Darkness” is the latest fulldome movie produced by Evans and Sutherland, the world’s leading creator of planetarium systems -- and programs to more than 1,300 theaters worldwide. “This is the first time in its twenty-year history that the Faulkner Planetarium has been chosen as the first theater to premiere a new film. Other planetariums and science centers won’t receive the film until late January or February,” said CSI spokesman Doug Maughan.

Faulkner manager Rick Greenawald said the show features “amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by a trio of space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries in 2015. It features a spectacular flight through the great cliffs on comet 67, a close look at the fascinating bright ‘lights’ on Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and the first ever close-ups of the dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons.”

Edge of Darkness is narrated by Hayley Atwell, who plays Agent Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.

“Comets, with surfaces as dark as coal, hold clues to the early makeup of the solar system. Asteroids hide secrets waiting to be revealed. Pluto and its retinue of moons hint at the myriad of Kuiper Belt objects that lie beyond. For much of history these celestial bodies have been mostly hidden from our sight; mere pixels in the camera’s field of view. Now, thanks to a new generation of robotic explorers, we are exploring these denizens of the dark and learning much more about them,” Maughan said.

“We are extremely excited to be the very first planetarium in the world to show ‘Edge of Darkness’ to public audiences,” said Greenawald. “This shows our community what a great facility we have right here in our own neighborhood. Some of the very latest solar system exploration results are coming to the dome for us to experience in the unique environment of fulldome video.”

Edge of Darkness’ opens Saturday, January 2, with shows at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m.

After opening day, the show will run at 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors age 60+ and $4 children ages 2 thru 17, children under the age of 2 are admitted free. For more information, please contact the Herrett Center at 208-732-6655 or on the web at www.csi.edu/herrett.