Alien

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Alien

  1. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Alien

Fourth Annual National Science on Screen® Day.

On their voyage home, the crew of the deepspace tug Nostromo investigate an alien distress signal, inadvertently picking up and bringing aboard an extraterrestrial life form with violent and lethal survival instincts. The version screened will be the original Theatrical Cut of the film. Contains mature content, including strong language and violence. (2K DCP Presentation)

Indiana University Emeritus Professor Richard H. Durisen will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion. Professor Durisen joined the IU Astronomy faculty in 1976. He received a B.S. in Physics from Fordham University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Princeton University in 1972. Professor Durisen has had extended research leaves at NASA-Ames Research Center as an NRC Research Associate and at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics as Fulbright Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Awardee. He also has a long-standing interest in science fiction and film. sos-horizontal-neonaqua