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Event Tonight: Science on Screen at the Coolidge

Posted on : Dec-01-2008 | By : Rebecca | In : Event

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It’s on the calendar (in the right sidebar) but just in case you missed it:

On Monday, December 1, the Coolidge Corner Theater in
Brookline, Massachusetts will offer a special Science on
Screen program, featuring the film “Contact” with a
pre-screening talk by Paul Horowitz of Harvard University.
Dr. Horowitz leads The Planetary Society’s Optical SETI
project at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts.

The film “Contact” is, of course, based on the book of the
same name, written by Planetary Society co-founder, Carl
Sagan. The story concerns what happens when scientists
on Earth receive the first signal from an alien civilization.
Prior to the film, Dr. Horowitz will give a talk about SETI,
including some of the exciting work being done on
Planetary Society-sponsored projects.

Science on Screen: Contact
December 1, 2008
7:00 PM
Coolidge Corner Theater
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts

General Admission $9.75; $7.75 for students, seniors
and Museum of Science members.

Tickets are available in advance at the box office or
on-line at http://www.coolidge.org/showtimes.

For more information, call 617/734-2500 or
visit http://www.coolidge.org/science.

Read more about Optical SETI at
http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/innovative_technologies/seti_optical_searches/history.html.

We hope that you will enjoy this special event that pairs a
fascinating film with a presentation about the even more
fascinating reality of SETI research.

Sadly I’m going to have to pass due to recording an episode of SGU 5×5, but this is a fun series that I recommend highly!

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