ILLUMINARIUM LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES NATIONAL SPACE DAY, ADDING INTERACTIVE JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE EXPERIENCE TO SPACE: A JOURNEY TO THE MOON & BEYOND
Illuminarium Las Vegas will feature NASA’s groundbreaking James Webb Telescope imagery at a scale never seen before
In celebration of National Space Day, Illuminarium, the technology-driven immersive experience at AREA15 will debut an incredible addition to its SPACE: A Journey to the Moon & Beyond. The exhibition will include interactive and visually-stunning imagery from the James Webb Telescope through the lens of Illuminarium’s high-tech animation systems and 360-degree fully immersive screens.
Beyond being immersed in the extraordinary images that the JWST sent back to earth, Illuminarium guests will also see first-hand the dramatic unfurling and deployment of the JWST in deep space — how a telescope the size of a football field that was crammed into a rocket less than 30 feet in diameter came to life. Some have described the unfolding of the JWST to that of an origami creation or like a remote-controlled opening of a gigantic Swiss army knife. Illuminarium guests will see an extraordinary 3-D recreation of this amazing technological feat.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share imagery from the James Webb telescope through our immersive-360 experiences at Illuminarium,” said General Manager at Illuminarium Las Vegas, Calum Pearson. “These jaw-dropping images are a feast for the eyes, giving a unique view of our galaxies, taking us to places we could never imagine. And when it is seen at this over-the-top scale that Illuminarium provides, it will take your breath away.”
The Illuminarium SPACE experience is driven by an unprecedented blend of technology, including 4K laser projection, 3-D audio, LIDAR based interactivity, in-floor sensation-creating haptics, and even scent, bringing unique authenticity to the immersive experience. Guests should also know that strobe effects, gentle floor vibration, immersive sound, and realistic & responsive projection may all be part of the show they experience.
A Special “After Dark” James Webb Experience (21+)
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Illuminarium Las Vegas will be bringing a special interactive James Webb Space Telescope addition to its 21+ SPACE After Dark experience. SPACE After Dark guests will have the opportunity to interact with Cosmic Cliffs, Tarantula Nebulas, The Southern Ring, Pillars of Creation, and more. Using a wave of the hand, viewers can literally affect what they see on the Illuminarium walls. Simply walk by the star filled Pillars of Creation, and new colors and sights will be revealed – creating an immersive experience like no other.
Booking your voyage to SPACE
The addition of the James Webb imagery is part of Illuminarium’s ongoing commitment to providing visitors with the most immersive and innovative experiences possible. With cutting-edge technology, breathtaking visuals, and a truly unique atmosphere, Illuminarium is quickly becoming one of Las Vegas’ top destinations for entertainment and education.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit illuminarium.com
About Illuminarium Experiences
Illuminarium Experiences is a global experiential company offering breakthrough immersive 360-degree cinematic entertainment in expansive, projected spaces. Presented in custom-designed venues, Illuminarium surrounds visitors in a sensory space of sight, sound and scale unlike any other, providing boundless experiences and a personal connection to the world around them. With a fully customizable canvas, Illuminarium is the ideal location for special events, group outings, and viewing parties. Created by Alan Greenberg, RadicalMedia and Rockwell Group, Illuminarium Experiences brings together best-in-class partners in content creation, theatrical design, interactive technologies and venue operations. Illuminarium has locations in Atlanta, Las Vegas, with additional markets to be announced soon. For more information and to purchase tickets, guests may visit illuminarium.com.