Science in the Movies: Space on the Silver Screen


March 14, 2016
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Event Description

A panel of scientists and a film scholar will share and discuss clips from some of Hollywood's best space and space exploration movies -- both serious and not: A Trip to the Moon (1902); Destination Moon (1950); 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Star Wars (1977); Galaxy Quest (1999); and Interstellar (2014).

Our panel includes:

- Dr. Marsha Gordon, film scholar and professor of English at NC State
- Dr. Patrick Treuthardt , assistant head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center
- Dr. Larry Silverberg, professor and associate head of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NC State

Moderated by the "Science Comedian" Brian Malow, curator of the Daily Planet theater at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public. 

Other Information

 This program is a collaboration of NCSU Libraries and the Science Communicators of North Carolina.