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Astronomy film series

Page history last edited by Boris 10 years, 11 months ago

The event "Stars on Screen" will take place in broadway cinema in Nottingham and is aimed towards a different audience as the public lectures, mainly people that are interested in both the movies and astronomy topics, but either don't have the time, nor the motivation to go to a real 45 minute lecture.


We have now confirmed the following films, dates and (most likely) speakers and their topic:


(The individual starting times of the films are not exactly clear yet, I'll update the webpage as soon as I know them)

The Program has now been published (find our bit here)and broadway also has a webpage about the Stars on Screen festival here


Sun, Oct 4th, 7:30pm: Solaris

Todays speaker Mark Hammonds is an astro-chemist and will briefly talk about possible ways of life on other solar and exo-solar planets.

Mon, Oct 5th, 8pm: Sunshine

Prof. Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca will give a short introdcution about stars in general and our own sun in particular. How do they form? How do they evolve? And how do they die?

Wed, Oct 7th, 8pm: Apollo 13

Prof. Michael Merrifield will discuss what we know about the moon and the future of human spaceflight.

Fri, Oct 9th, 7:45pm: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Dr. Meghan Gray will conduct a guided tour of our very own galaxy, the Milky Way.

Tue, Oct 13th, 7:45pm: Forbidden Planet

Dr. Frazer Pearce will review the different methods used to detect planets around other stars.



Other than that, there will be open, general discussion afterwards, either in the bar or cafeteria upstairs.


In parallel, the Space Center in Leicester will put up a few displays and shows all around the cinema to support an astronomical atmosphere.

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