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Imagined Universes - August 4, 2012

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June 22, 2012

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Imagined Universes - August 4, 2012

Exploratorium Cinema Arts Presents: Imagined Universes
Saturday, August 4, 2012
McBean Theater
At 12 noon, 2 and 4 pm

[caption id="attachment_6133" align="alignleft" width="215" caption="Still from Lawrence Jordan's "Our Lady of the Sphere" (1969)"]Still from Lawrence Jordan's "Our Lady of the Sphere" (1969)[/caption]

In conjunction with the Exploratorium’s Return to Mars exhibition and web cast series, the museum’s Cinema Arts presents a program of Mars and space travel-themed films. On Saturday, August 4, 2012 visitors can see a program of short films, Imagined Universes, screening in the McBean Theater at 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.

This 30-minute long space movie roundup features “meta” documentary films — as well as fantasy films, depicting the imaginings of what life outside our planet might be like.  While technological advances have afforded a deeper scientific understanding of the cosmos, the rich tradition of conjuring an imagined outer space has begot many great cultural works. This collection of films offers imagined narratives and spellbinding visuals to ponder what could be present in the vast beyond.  Among the films to be screened are Jordan Belson's Allures (1961, 8 min.), Mark Elija Rosenberg’s Mars: No Message Received (2011, 10 min.), and Lawrence Jordan’s Our Lady of the Sphere (1969, 9 min.).

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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