North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: (1st Floor, Nature Exploration Center) 7:00 PM
“Science in the Movies” explores how science is portrayed in popular cinema. Our November event will focus on space as explored through the eyes of Hollywood. Learn more about the historical arc of space exploration as portrayed in cinema from a panel consisting of astrophysicists, aerospace engineers and film scholars, as we view a series of clips from classic space-themed movies (from 1902 to the present) and discuss what Hollywood gets right (and wrong).
Panelists include Dr. Marsha Gordon (Professor of Film Studies at NCSU, and a co-host of “Movies on the Radio” on WUNC’s State of Things), Dr. Rachel Smith (Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Natural Research Center), and Tony Rice (NASA Ambassador and WRAL Contributor).
This event is being organized and sponsored by Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) and the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, and hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This promises to be a stellar event!