Deep Sky Review

On April 24th, 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched and changed how we looked at our solar system and the galaxy around us. The images brought back by Hubble gave us some incredible detail that we have not seen before. The Hubble became so popular that there was a skit on Jimmy Fallon regarding the images that it sent back. 

After the Hubble was launched work was already on the way for a new telescope. This telescope was designed to see greater detail than what was seen through the Hubble. This telescope is known as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST was launched on December 25th, 2021, and has completely blown the minds of those who have worked on it. The great thing is that we can learn all about the James Webb Space Telescope in the new documentary Deep Sky.

Deep Sky gives us a look at the ups and downs of the creation of this telescope. It is fascinating to see all the work that goes into building JWST and how any little thing wrong could ground the launch of it. Within this documentary, we see the importance of the sun shields and the issues that occurred while testing their deployment. We can see the struggle that goes into correcting these issues and the joy when JWST finally launched on December 25, 2021. Even with the launch of the telescope you still feel the tension as they await for everything to run smoothly. Once the sun shields deploy without issues can you see the crew exahle in relief.

Pillars of Creation taken by the James Webb Space Telescope

Although Deep Sky is a documentary showing us the creation of this telescope we are also shown the amazing images that it captures. Due to the size of its mirror, the telescope can detect the elements in the protoplanets that it views. When the first image was shown on July 12, 2022, we were able to see incredible detail that the Hubble could not see. The JWST helps us see more into our past than we ever could before.

Deep Sky is an extraordinary look into our world and helps give scientist answers to many questions that they have had about our plants past and can help with our future. Seeing this documentary in IMAX envelopes you within the stars and makes you realize how much we don’t know about the world beyond the stars. At it’s 40 minute runtime, Deep Sky will give you a new appreciation for what scientist at NASA do and our planet. This documentary will really expand your mind and have you looking at the night sky differently.

Final Thoughts: Deep Sky is the reason IMAX screens were created. The audience will feel like they are floating amongst the stars as they are shown everything that the James Webb Space Telescope sees. Not only does this documentary capture some amazing images from the telescope but it also captures the heart and soul of the many people that work on making JWST a reality.

Kid Friendly: Kids that love astronomy and NASA will absolutely love this documentary. The short runtime will keep them engaged and they will learn a lot about the making of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Violence: There is no violence in this documentary.

The highly anticipated documentary, Deep Sky, brings the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope to IMAX® — taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars.  Deep Sky follows the high-stakes global mission to build JWST and to launch it into orbit one-million miles from Earth, in an attempt to answer questions that have haunted us since the beginning of time: Where did we come from? How did the universe begin? Are we alone? 13 billion years in the making, “Deep Sky” reveals the universe as we have never seen it before; immersing audiences in the stunning pictures beamed back to earth by NASA’s new telescope — and capturing their vast beauty at a scale that can only be experienced on the giant IMAX screen.

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