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Science on Screen: DEEP IMPACT

Presented by Enzian at Enzian Theater, Maitland FL

Aug 29 2015
Science on Screen: DEEP IMPACT

Enzian Theater is proud to present a series bridging the gap between science and art. Each film will be preceded by a fascinating presentation from a notable expert from the world of science, technology, mathematics, and medicine.

A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. The U.S. government keeps the crisis under wraps, but reporter Jenny Lerner uncovers the truth – forcing U.S. President Beck to announce his plan. Astronaut Spurgeon “Fish” Tanner and his team will land on the comet and lay explosives, hopefully deterring the object from its doomsday course. If not, humanity will have to prepare for the worst. Starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, and Morgan Freeman

The film will be preceded by a presentation about the science behind the movie from Dr. Joshua Colwell from the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida. After the screening there will be a q&a with the audience. Dr. Colwell is the Assistant Director of the Florida Space Institute and served as the main astrophysics science advisor on the set of DEEP IMPACT. He hosts the astronomy podcast, “Walkabout the Galaxy”, and leads UCF’s Center for Microgravity Research. He’s experienced the weightless condition depicted in Deep Impact on multiple flights on NASA’s infamous “vomit comet” weightless parabolic flights, and studies the origin and evolution of the solar system.

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$8 or $5 for Enzian Members

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Enzian Theater

1300 S Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

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