Science Movie Night

Main Library

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  • Science Movie Night

Great films. Great science. Great discussions.
The 2nd Tuesday of every month, join us for free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library. All films begin at 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah's Science Movie Night webpage for more information.


TUE, OCT 21, 7pm
The October film will take place on the third Tuesday of the month

Particle Fever
Directed by Mark Levinson
Not Rated | 99 min. | 2013 | U.S.

This film follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough - the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment.

After the film, Dr. Charlie Jui, profressor of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah, will give an overview of the Standard Model of Particles and the history of important discoveries leading up to the LHC and the Higgs’ Boson. He will speak to the high drama in the film from the point of view of a particle experimentalist.

WED, NOV 12, 7pm
The November film will take place on the second Wednesday of the month due to Veteran's Day.

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Directed by Regan Brashear
Not Rated | 61 min. | 2013 | U.S.

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200