Risk and reward: does our search for knowledge exceed our desire to go home? On Friday, March 2nd audiences at The Gem Theater in Bethel will learn about the important knowledge of our origins that comes from the study of meteorites, then confront the choices that might be made to gain that knowledge.
Special Event at The Gem
with Dr. Henning Haack
3/2/18 at 6pm
This program, the second in the Science on Screen: First Friday series at The Gem Theater in Bethel, ME, will feature guest speaker Dr. Henning Haack, Research Associate at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel and faculty at ScienceTalents in Denmark. Dr. Haack’s 30-minute presentation entitled Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System will touch on how Meteorites bring us closer to understanding the origin of life on our own planet and to answering two of the most important questions of all times: Why are we here? Are we alone? Following the lecture the film The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon will be screened. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with an informal gathering with the presenter. The lecture will begin at 6:30 and will be followed by the film at 7:00. A brief discussion will be held post-screening. Admission for this event is $8.00 for the public, $6.00 for Gem members and is free to high school students.
Tickets may be reserved in advance HERE
Science on Screen at The Gem Theater is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The purpose of this program is to inspire in audience members, though the use of content experts and film, an increased appreciation for STEM topics-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Gem Theater was chosen as a grant recipient based on a commitment to reaching out to our community with science-related programming that instills curiosity and new ways of thinking about science.