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First Fridays: Movie Science

Summer is a time for movies. Blockbusters roll into theaters and we flock, popcorn and soda in hand, to watch Hollywood tell us a new round of stories. While most action movies bend the laws of physics a little under the guise of artistic license others turn an entirely blind eye to science. Join Planetarium Manager Buddy Stark as he critiques some of the particularly bad science found on the silver screen. From the obvious lack of sound in space, to the subtle misuses of thermodynamics, learning to spot problems in films turns out to be a good way to teach yourself a little science.

Date: Friday, July 6
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Tickets: Adults $6, Seniors $6, Youth ages 2-11 $4, Members Free
Includes 7 p.m. showing of Stars.

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