It’s a big, bad universe out there
February 7, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, IL -- Come find out how afraid you should be. You may need to sleep with the lights on after this.
The next Science in the Movies film series offering at MacMurray College will be “Call the National Guard! Aliens and Monsters in the Movies,” scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall, on Clay Street on the MacMurray campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
By viewing clips from such films as Independence Day and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, MacMurray Assistant Professor of Physics Joanne Budzien will look at the science indicating the possible physiology of aliens and monsters (for example, how big can spiders get?) and whether an organism evolved for one type of environment could comfortably visit Earth.
The clips for this presentation are edited for adult content and language, but some scenes may be too intense for younger viewers and will show humans in danger from aliens and monsters.
The next topic up is superheroes, on March 16 at the same time and place.