Public invited to an evening of symphonic, cinematic astronomy

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Film featuring Hubble-inspired music is FREE and open to all on January 7, 2019

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) invites the public to a presentation of spectacular astronomy visuals set to captivating music on January 7, 2019 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PST. 

This FREE event is being held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle in connection with the 233rd AAS meeting (aas.org/meetings/aas233), which runs from January 6, 2019 through the January 10, 2019 and is attracting nearly 3,000 scientists and students from all over the world.

The event, to be held in Room 6E of the WSCC (705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101), will feature the West Coast premiere of the film Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe. 

Composer Eric Whitacre's Hubble-inspired symphony, Deep Field, comes to life onscreen with NASA images and scientific visualizations. 

The film also features an 8,000-member virtual choir of singers from around the globe. Additionally, the program includes a curated selection of shorter celestial and aural delights from astronomers and artists.

This extraordinary evening of symphonic and cinematic astronomy is sponsored by the AAS, Music Productions, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and NASA's Universe of Learning. 

Photos featuring some of the Hubble Space Telescope's most spectacular views of the heavens will be handed out. In addition, members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists will show off some of their beautiful science-inspired space art. 

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. to give attendees plenty of time to enjoy the art show before the film screening.

The AAS offers complimentary press registration to qualified local media representatives who wish to cover the 233rd AAS meeting: https://aas.org/meetings/aas233/press-information

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. 

The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe, which it achieves through publishing, meeting organization, education and outreach, and training and professional development.

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