Seeing Science Summer Film Series: Encounters at the End of the World (2008)

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Seeing Science Summer Film Series: Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
Lecture Hall 1

This summer, take a break from studying, grab a bag of popcorn and watch a movie. Admission is free and all are welcome, so bring your friends and spread the word. The first presentation of the Seeing Science Summer Film Series is Encounters at the End of the World (2008).

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica, where he finds a desolate, beautiful landscape, largely untouched by human hands, and a group of truly unique people who risk their lives to study it. Centered at McMurdo Station, the United States’ largest Antarctic research center, Herzog explores the minds of the scientists willing to abandon civilization and endure volatile conditions to learn more about the continent’s wildlife and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture is a project exploring the role photographic images play in defining, shaping, promoting, and furthering science, and how these images impact public opinion, policy and funding. Learn more about this multi-faceted project at seeingscience.umbc.edu.

Admission is free.

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