A group of 29 high school students from England stranded on Long Island after the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland spread across Europe, closing much of the airspace, will be at the Cradle of Aviation in East Garden City today for a free tour and IMAX movie viewing.

The museum opened its doors to the students after hearing they were staying at the Uniondale Marriott.

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Perhaps appropriately, the students will be seeing "Grand Canyon," which chronicles how the dynamic forces of the Earth created one of the most magnificent rock formations on the planet.

The movie starts at 12:30 p.m.


Students from the Sandon School in England sit down for dinner at the Uniondale Marriott. (April 21, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein