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Screening and Discussion: “Wonders of the Solar System”

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Robert Vanderbei, the library’s summer scientist-in-residence, for a screening of the first episode of this award-winning BBC series, hosted  by physicist Brian Cox, followed by a discussion about the universe and night sky.

“Wonders of the Solar System” explores some of the most amazing features of our solar system – how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn’t sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.


Wednesday, August 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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In-House Program Category 2
Summer Reading
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Janie Hermann
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standard movie set up
Join Robert Vanderbei, the library's scientist-in-residence for the summer, for a screening of both episodes of this two-part documentary followed by a discussion about the universe and night sky.Drawing inspiration from the southern sky as he travels around Australia, renowned physicist and television personality Brian Cox ponders the big questions about the universe. Exploring how the universe began, how it could end and when, Cox examines the work of eminent Australian-based astrophysicists Katie Mack and Brian Schmidt and speaks to acclaimed cosmological luminaries such as Neil Degrasse Tyson, Brian Greene and more. Each episode runs approximately 30 minutes.
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