Got a Watch?
February 17, 2016 | 10:42 AM
The Science in the Movies film series showcases the physics behind time travel in "Got a Watch? Time in the Movies." Also included in the discussion will be the new discovery of gravitational waves, which made the news this month as evidence supporting Einstein’s theories related to space-time.
The event will be Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall on the MacMurray College campus. All showings in the series are free and open to the public.
Scientist Joanne Budzien will show clips of blockbuster films and discuss whether what’s on the silver screen squares with the natural and physical sciences. Snacks will be provided, and everyone is welcome to bring their own favorite movie snack and enjoy the show.
Children are welcome with adult supervision. Even though the clips are edited for language, excessive violence, and adult situations, some film segments show people in extreme danger and may be too intense for very young viewers.
Science in the Movies looks at whether Hollywood special effects and technology are good, bad, or ugly science. The events are held on Sunday each month at the same time and place in Julian Hall, located on Clay Street in Jacksonville between the Henry Pfeiffer Library and Freesen Football Field on the MacMurray campus.