• Raise a glass of wine to Earth’s “mysterious twin” during Vino with Venus at MOSI

    mosis-florida-hospital-imax-dome-theatre-credit-mosi-copyWhat happens when Vino and Venus collide? Find out as you sip wine and gaze at Earth’s “mysterious twin” atop MOSI’s IMAX® DOME during Vino with Venus.

    Tampa, Florida – Take in the IMAX® film Hubble, then sample wine under the stars in one of Tampa’s most unique places – the top of MOSI’s iconic Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre – as you gaze through telescopes at one of 2017’s best and rarest views of Venus.


    Enjoy Vino with Venus on January 21, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Science & Industry.


    Admission includes the award-winning film Hubble on MOSI’s five-story tall screen, plus delicious wine tastings, light snacks, and desserts. MOSI’s expert astronomers will use high-grade telescopes to share views of Venus at its “greatest elongation,” when it is far from the Sun and appears as a stunning crescent in the sky.


    “Venus shares its name with the Roman goddess of beauty and love – and there’s no doubt it is beautiful – but Venus is also one of the most hostile places in our entire Solar System,” said Prof. Antonio Paris, MOSI’s Director of Space Programs.


    Swirling clouds of poisonous sulfuric acid hide Venus’ surface, where temperatures average a stunning 864 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt lead. Astronomers have considered Venus to be our planet’s “mysterious twin,” because Venus is almost identical in size to Earth, but rotates the opposite way – a mystery that scientists still can’t fully explain.


    Reserve tickets now at mosi.org. Admission to Vino with Venus is $25 for adults, or $20 for MOSI Members. Child care is available for toilet-trained children ages 4 to 13, or children 5 and older may attend the event and sample food and juice boxes. Child care or child admission is $15 per child, or $10 for MOSI Member children.


    Download photos of MOSI’s IMAX® DOME, the planet Venus, and the film Hubble – as well as the video trailer for Hubble (note: MOSI is showing the giant screen version of Hubble, not Hubble 3D): https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjMl2DqAimg9pGD-R6GDW9G75JuC

    Media contact: Grayson Kamm, MOSI Communications Director – 813-987-6018 or grayson@mosi.org


    MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry, is Tampa Bay’s community-supported science center. At MOSI, people of all ages (this means you!) can see and do amazing things every day. Experience an immersive film in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre, see the stars in The Saunders Planetarium, have a blast in our Kids In Charge! children’s science center, witness tomorrow in 3D Printing the Future: The Exhibition, wonder at nature in our BioWorks Butterfly Garden, and defy gravity on our Sky Trail® Ropes Course. MOSI (we pronounce it MOH’-zee) is the largest science center in the Southeast, and a not-for-profit magnet for innovation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education where we make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information about MOSI, visit mosi.org.