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Fact Versus Fiction – Sci-Fi In The Spotlight [The Floating Cinema: Extra-Terrestrial]

11 Sep 2015

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20.00-21.30

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FREE, booking essential

Lea Rowing Club, Spring Hill

London, United Kingdom

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FREE TALK: Igniting the imagination through the realms of science and space; Science and Technology Facilities Council fellows Dr Marc Sarzi and Dr Lewis Dartnell explore the symbiotic relationship between fiction and fact through rapidly expanding technological capabilities.

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20.00-21.30 - Igniting the imagination through the realms of science and space;Science and Technology Facilities Council fellows Dr Marc Sarzi and Dr Lewis Dartnell explore the symbiotic relationship between fiction and fact through rapidly expanding technological capabilities.

Using clips and images from well-known Sci-Fi classics, Marc and Lewis will document the history of cinema’s influence on our beliefs, ideas and the shaping of technology.

Dr. Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK. Lewis is currently a UK Space Agency research Fellow at the University of Leicester, working in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. His latest publication The Knowledge: How to rebuild our World from Scratchoffers a blueprint for rebooting civilisation in the aftermath of apocalypse.

Dr Marc Sarzi is based at the University of Hertfordshire Centre for Astrophysics Research. He is currently completing the demography of supermassive black holes with adaptive optics observations, through the modelling of the ionised-gas kinematics observed with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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This workshop is part of our London programme of activities running through until 20 September...
 

The Floating Cinema: Extra-Terrestrial London Programme: 21 August — 20 September

Our Extra-Terrestrial programme highlights include:


*Two Open Air Weekenders:  Three Mills, Bow and Granary Square in King’s Cross exploring ‘Others on Earth’ and ‘Humans in Space’

*Open Air Premiere: Michael Madsen’s 2015 The Visit, 23 August

*Events / Workshops: get hands on with slime-mould with Heather Barnett; be inspired with a sense of awe and wonder about the universe with on board sky-gazing with super/collider; draw on your artistic talent in our comic workshops with House of Illustration; immerse yourselves into other worlds through screenings of space-comic classics; build your own costumes to create an alien invasion!; and DON’T MISS our sci-fi spectacular fancy dress screenings — Flash Gordon and The Day the Earth Stood Still…

*Open Air Screenings of artist Shezad Dawood’s 2013 film Piercing Brightness and sci-fi cult classics The Day The Earth Stood Stilland Flash Gordon (a fancy-dress must).​


FULL DETAILS: http://bit.ly/Extra-T

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