Space Centre At Night
October 27 - Sci Fi Double Bill: Forbidden Planet & Robinson Crusoe on Mars
OCT 27 - 6:30PM-11:00PM
Forbidden Planet (1956) and Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Forbidden Planet (1956) a vision of humans venturing to other worlds that we are only now close to realizing. Then, we’ll look at the original alien world, Mars, as Robinson Crusoe tries to survive its the desolate landscape. Both are must see films in the unique environment of our Planetarium Star Theatre!
Films will be introduced by Vancouver film history teacher and critic, Michael van den Bos.
The Popcorn Bar will be onsite serving gourmet popcorn to enjoy during the films.
Time: 6:30pm Forbidden Planet (1956)
8:45pmRobinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Image credit: JD Hancock
Oct 28 - Kavli Fulldome Lecture, presented by the Adler Planetarium
OCT 28 - 5:30PM- 7:30PM
Featuring: Nergis Mavalvala, MIT
Some of the most violent events in the universe spectacularly warp space-time, emitting gravitational waves. I will describe the 100 year search for these tiny ripples in space-time and what they can tell us about cosmic events that may be shrouded in darkness and date as far back in time as the earliest moments after the Big Bang.
Nov 9 - Carl Sagan Day
Nov 9 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
A celebration of astronomer, science popularizer, and Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan who was born on this day. A tribute will precede a screening of Contact (1997) based on the book by Sagan. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served, and The Popcorn Bar will be on hand selling popcorn.Carl Sagan inspired dress code is encouraged.
7:00pm – Carl Sagan Tribute
7:30pm – Contact (1997)
Hosted by Casey Drier, Director of Advocacy – The Planetary Society