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Space shuttle stars on film in Reno ... all year.

As realistic a look at space as most of us will ever get--that's how The Space Shuttle: An American Adventure has been described. Shot with fish-eye lenses and projected onto a 360[deg.] dome, it gives you the impression you are aboard the shuttle yourself.

This 30-minute film recently opened in two locations in the West: at the University of Arizona's Flandrau Planetarium in Tucson and the University of Nevada's Fleischmann Planetarium at 1650 N. Virginia Street in Reno.

Its remarkable color footage was shot on the 1984 missions of Challenger and Columbia. Two cameras in the cargo bay recorded satellite deployment and crew members doing repairs; inside, a third camera watched as they floated weightless, working, eating, resting. Other footage documents shuttle development and testing.

No need to hurry: the movie will be shown year-round on Mondays at 7:30, Tuesdays through Fridays at 3 and 7:30, and weekends at 11, 3, and 7:30. Its present cofeature is Stars of a Winter's Night. Admission to the 50-seat planetarium is $3 ($2 for those under 12).

On the first and third Fridays of the month at 6:30 P.M., you can join a star-gazing group outside the planetarium to look through an 80-inch telescope; free.
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Date:Feb 1, 1985
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