Science on Screen®: Snow-covered baby stars and NASA’s next-generation space telescope

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 180 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2001

Please join us for The Gem’s FREE Science on Screen Event, March 27th at 4pm. We welcome RIKEN research scientist, Yao-Lun Yang, as our speaker and will screen the film The Dish following his talk. Yao-Lun and his wife are spending the month of March in West Bethel WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) at Morning Glory Farm before he heads to Japan to work in person at RIKEN, Star and Planet Formation Laboratory. We are so fortunate to have him join us on his last weekend in Bethel. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear about his work as an astronomer studying “baby star” formation.

4:00 to 4:45pm: Yao-Lun Yang: Snow-covered baby stars and NASA’s next-generation space telescope

Yao-Lun will discuss his research to understand the organic molecules in newly born stars (protostars) and how he makes observations from some of the world’s most advanced telescopes to study them.  He will include stories of his observational experiences using telescopes at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, the Very Large Array at New Mexico, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), which is an airborne observatory based out of Palmdale, CA, and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile.  He will also introduce the James Webb Space Telescope, talk about its significance as a milestone for both scientific and engineering endeavors and how it will revolutionize his research.

4:45pm to 5:00pm: Break to order food and drink. The Gem’s pizza oven will be on!

5:00 to 6:45 The Dish:

 

The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA’s alarm, the unconventional Aussie team — led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) — are the world’s only hope for receiving the historic images of man’s first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps.

A huge thank you to:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who is 12 years and older. Masks are highly recommended.

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