Science Communicators of NC (SCONC) presents: Science in the Movies!
“Science in the Movies” explores how science is portrayed in cinema, and how this shapes people’s understanding of (and support for) science. We pick an interesting scientific topic, show clips from several films about that topic, and have a panel of experts (both scientists and film scholars) discuss them and answer audience questions. Some clips are from Hollywood blockbusters, and some are from box-office blunders, but all are entertaining and informative. On Nov. 21, we will explore “Space Exploration and Space Science”, so expect droids, Death Stars and maybe even a black hole or two!
About Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)
“Science in the Movies” is one of the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) organization’s signature public outreach projects. The idea of the program is to explore the ways science is portrayed (for better or worse) in cinema, and how this affects public understanding of, and support for, science. Science in the Movies is a semi-annual event that is developed and emceed by Dr. Jory Weintraub from Duke’s Center for Science and Society.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:00pm.
Where to Eat
The Daily Planet Café will provide drinks and dinner & dessert options available for purchase on the first floor of the Nature Exploration Center outside of the auditorium from 6:00–6:45pm.