Science on Screen

Unexpected pairings of current, cult and documentary film with lively post-screening discussions by renowned experts in science, technology and medicine.

Each film is a jumping off point for discussion by a compelling speaker, offering opportunities to explore and think about science in new ways.  The perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment!


Wednesday, October 1 @ 7:00pm

PARTICLE FEVER follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider in their search for the Higgs boson particle, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet.
Director Mark Levison. 99 mins, NR.
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SPEAKERS:  UMass Physicists Carlo Dallipiccola, Stephane Willocq & Ben Brau

Surprise special guest! Nobel Laureate and theoretical physicist Sheldon Lee Glashow will be present in person for a discussion following the screening!

TOPIC:  What can the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson tell us about the universe?



Wednesday, November 5 @ 7:00pm

THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.
Director Jeffrey Kimball.  60 mins, NR
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SPEAKER: Geoff LeBaron, Christmas Bird Count Director, National Audobon Society

TOPIC: New York's Central Park and its surprising importance to ornithologists in the field of citizen science