Help Kids Explore the Universe @ your library
Megan Humphrey | April 01, 2010
Everyone knows that a library card is a ticket to far-off lands. Now through a partnership with IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures, ALA will help library users explore the universe.
Beginning with the movie’s March 19 release, ALA will host Explore the universe @ your library, giving kids in grades kindergarten through 12 the opportunity to win tickets to the newest IMAX movie Hubble 3D, telescopes, and other prizes.
The contest will be hosted on @ your library, ALA’s public awareness website. To enter, kids answer a series of trivia questions about the Hubble Space Telescope. All kids who answer the questions correctly will be entered in a drawing to win one of seven prize packages. More information about the prizes and the official rules are available at @ your library’s Explore the Universe @ your library page. The contest will run through April 30.
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope have helped shed light on the age of the universe, reveal the existence of dark energy and contribute to other discoveries.
Narrated by three-time Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer a unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Exclusive IMAX engagements of Hubble 3D began March 19. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
For more information, including a listing of locations screening the film, visit IMAX’s Hubble 3D site.
Megan Humphrey is Manger for the Campaign for America’s Libraries with the American Library Association Public Information Office .