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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tornado Alley Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for the opening of the movie, “Tornado Alley,” at the Cosmosphere Carey Imax Dome Theatre on March 18.

It’s a heart-pounding science adventure with Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2 who are making an effort to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes.

With a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Adrenaline meets science in nature’s most dramatic phenomena.

Traversing the severe weather capital of the world, “Tornado Alley” documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter the birth of a tornado. Filmmaker Sean Casey’s personal quest to capture the birth of a tornado with a 70mm camera takes viewers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the storm.

A team of equally driven scientists, the VORTEX2 researchers, experience the relentless strength of nature’s elemental forces as they literally surround tornadoes and the supercell storms that form them, gathering the most comprehensive severe weather data ever collected. This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena.

Beginning on March 18, in addition to “Tornado Alley,” the Cosmosphere will be showing “Hubble.”

The free member showings will be April 1, 2 and 3.

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