Cosmic splendor surrounds you in immersive new OMNIMAX® film

Deep Sky takes you to the edges of the universe at Cincinnati Museum Center; opens Feb. 2

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Museum Center is offering you a trip a million miles away to the beginning of space and time. Deep Sky, opening February 2, brings the impressive images captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to the immersive Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. The film reveals the universe as you’ve never seen before, surrounding you with stunning pictures beamed back to Earth by NASA’s newest telescope on a scale that can only be experienced on the domed screen of the OMNIMAX® Theater.

The cosmos surrounds you as never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, including recently discovered exoplanets, fill the screen. Directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn and narrated by Oscar®-nominated actress Michelle Williams, goes behind the scenes of the James Webb Space Telescope, capturing its launch and the release of the mind blowing first full-color images of deep space. The thrilling story begins during the telescope’s construction and continues through its heart pounding launch, the release of its first images to the public and beyond, to the farthest reaches of our universe for a show 13 billion years in the making.

Awe-inspiring cinematography transports you to the spectacular Pillars of Creation nebula, the cosmic dust cloud of Rho Ophiuchi, the dying star Southern Ring Nebula and the blazing, massive stars of the Tarantula Nebula over 160,000 light years away.

“The images we’ve seen from the James Webb Space Telescope are remarkable, offering a glimpse into our universe we’ve never seen before. There’s no better venue for this cosmic picture show than the vivid, all-encompassing grandeur of the OMNIMAX® Theater,” said Dave Duszynski, vice president of featured experiences at Cincinnati Museum Center. “This is the closest you can get to deep space without a helmet and a rocket.”

Deep Sky opens February 2 and has a runtime of 40 minutes. Tickets and showtimes are available at

Deep Sky is written, produced and directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, produced by Bonnie Hlinomaz and executive produced by John Turner, Matt Mountain, Sandra Evers-Manly and Gerry Ohrstrom. The film was financed in part by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and is co-financed by IMAX. IMAX and the filmmakers are grateful to NASA, ESA, CSA, the Space Telescope Science Institute and AURA for their assistance in making this film.

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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History MuseumMuseum of Natural History & ScienceThe Children’s MuseumRobert D. ® TheaterCincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit