Get ready for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse by escaping into the world of film. The Science on the Screen film series, presented in partnership with the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, features three out-of-this-world screen gems that are sure to stimulate your excitement! Prior to each film, meet with local scientists and WonderLab staff to dig into the science explored in each film. Before the movie starts expert speakers will discuss movie themes and ask the question: “Is this science in the movie accurate?”
Recommended Ages: Adults 18+
Tuesday, March 26: The Martian (2015)
- 7pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- $10 for Adults
- $7 for Students with ID
- Featuring – Dr. Caleb Choban, an inaugural Sullivan Prize Fellow in Astronomy and Dr. Luke Nikolov, Assistant Professor of Biology, Indiana University.
- WonderLab will present activities before the film.
Dr. Choban and Dr. Nikolov will be speaking and introducing The Martian, a 2015 film starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott.
Individual Event Tickets can be purchased
- At the BCT Box Office
- Online: https://buskirkchumley.org/events/
About The Martian: When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission. Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.
Dr. Caleb Choban is an inaugural Sullivan Prize Fellow in Astronomy at IU Bloomington, Dr. Choban received his Ph.D. in Physics at UC San Diego working in collaboration with Prof. Dušan Kereš. His research focuses on interstellar dust grains, numerous small particles (<1 μm) that reside within the interstellar medium (ISM), and he is interested in the dust life cycle, how dust evolves within galaxies, and how dust affects and interacts with the ISM. https://calebchoban.github.io/
Dr. Luke Nikolov is Assistant Professor of Biology, Indiana University, researching plant development and evolution, transcription factors in floral development, single-cell genomics. Dr. Nikolob was formerly at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/nikolov-luke.htm View Dr. Nikolov’s work on YouTube: Developing Stronger Crops with Science
Doors open 30 minutes before the movie to enjoy activities presented by WonderLab.
Presented in Partnership: Part of the Solar Eclipse Series presented by the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, WonderLab and Science on the Screen.The Science on Screen® initiative brings science to cinemas nationwide and is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This series puts together creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.