Toni Myers, a producer and director for the IMAX Corp., will deliver the year’s second Space Frontiers Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium. Her talk, “Lights, Camera, Blast Off! Making IMAX Movies in Space,” will focus on the challenges of training astronauts and cosmonauts as cinematographers able to handle massive pieces of film equipment in cramped, challenging environments.
Myers is a lead member of the production team that has sent cameras with 20 shuttle crews who have gathered large-format films of space exploration, as well as the most impressive views yet of Earth. Even more complicated IMAX 3-D cameras accompanied crews on missions to the International Space Station and to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble film features Rice Space Institute (RSI) Executive Director and astronaut Mike Massimino, who performed two spacewalks to repair and upgrade the telescope.
The event is free and open to the public and will begin with a reception at 6:30 in Martel Hall. The series sponsored by RSI.