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A Beautiful Planet Staff Pick

When: Mon., May 16, 10 a.m. 2016
Price: $9-$10
Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4424 or Tickets are $9 to $10.
— Paul Friswold
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