National Geographic’s ‘Asteroid: Mission Extreme’ coming to ‘Imiloa

Courtesy photo A scene from National Geographic’s “Asteroid: Mission Extreme.”

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center announces the introduction of a thrilling new planetarium show, “Asteroid: Mission Extreme,” that will debut in September.

Presented by National Geographic, “Asteroid: Mission Extreme” immerses audiences in 3-D, full-dome surround sound and takes them on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating possibility that asteroids could be steppingstones to other worlds — veritable way stations in space that could enable us to cross the solar system.

As with any venture into outer space, the challenges involved with making this idea a reality are enormous. A mission this extreme could ultimately teach us how to protect our planet and successfully inhabit other worlds.

“Asteroid: Mission Extreme” is produced by National Geographic and Sky-Skan, and narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. This 25-minute show is suitable for general audiences and school groups.

The show will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday in the ‘Imiloa Planetarium throughout the month of September. Tickets will be available for purchase at ‘Imiloa’s front desk or by phone at 932-8901.

‘Imiloa members are invited to a preview and appreciation night Aug. 25. For more information about membership, email or call 932-8901. For more information about ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, visit


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