CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Who doesn’t love a quality science fiction novel or movie? Time travel, aliens, technological and futuristic technological advancements litter the scenes and pages of some of the greatest stories ever told.
While these stories might make for exciting tales, how often is the content of these stories upheld by scientific fact?
A discussion at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. on Saturday evening will look to get to the bottom of that question and many more.
The discussion, which will begin at 7 p.m. at Steigerwald Hall in the Thomas More College Student Center, will dissect some of the “good” and “bad” science that has made its way into Hollywood films. According to discussion organizer Dr. Wes Ryle, In some special cases, science fiction has actually predicted and paved the way toward ground breaking research or new technology.
After the speech, which is free and open to the public, attendees will be invited to take an up-close look at the moon, stars and other celestial bodies through the telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).
The Leonid meteor shower will also be peak this weekend, so you might be able to see a few shooting stars.
Be sure to bundle up!
When and Where:
7 p.m. - Introduction and Talk - Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Student Center
8 p.m. - Telescope Viewing - The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)
(Both located on the campus of Thomas More College)
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