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Film Screening: Cinema of Science

Curated by Michael Deike, Public Services Librarian.

Join us for screening that explores the use of contemporary film to bring complex, unimaginable science to a broad audience.

The evening will feature an episode from the 1980 Cosmos series with Carl Sagan alongside an episode of the rebooted version with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Both shows mark transitions in the way physics utilized the artistry of cinema for communication.  As filmmakers have found since its invention, moving pictures—with a charismatic personality and a dash of entertainment—can serve as an effective tool for teaching, explanation, and even advocacy for the sciences.

Presented through a collaboration between the McClung Museum and University Libraries in conjunction with the exhibition, Science in Motion, on view at the McClung Museum from September 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020.

Image courtesy of the Fox Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Society.

Thursday, November 14 at 6:00pm

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Auditorium
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

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