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AAAS Science Film Showcase
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) invites you to "Science Film Showcase," clips and commentary from the award-winning filmmakers and scientists of the 2012 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:00-9:00pm, reception to follow (light refreshments) Harvard Museum of Natural History
Wings of Life with Louie Schwartzberg
Produced by Blacklight Films and narrated by Meryl Streep, Hidden Beauty delves into the realm of flowers and their pollinators. A double winner at the Science Media Awards, for Best Visualization and Best Theatrical Program categories.
Grammar of Happiness with Daniel Everett
Is grammar derived from our DNA or our culture? Discover missionary-turned-linguist Daniel Everett’s theory about the Piraha language - a theory that is sparking a war of words in academia. Winner of Best Human and Social Sciences Program. Produced by The Smithsonian Channel.
Fabric of the Cosmos Melanie Wallace and Joe McMaster
Two episodes of this NOVA mini-series won awards this year, with What is Space? winning for Best Physical Science Program and Quantum Leap winning for Best Writing.
Concorde: Flying Supersonic with Bob Van Der Linden
From The Smithsonian Channel, this is the definitive story of the world's first and last supersonic passenger jet, exploring the defining moments in Concorde's history and revealing the untold story behind the devastating crash of Flight AF4590 in 2000. Winner of the prize for Best Technological Sciences Program.
Bones of Turkana Katie Carpenter and John Heminway
The astonishing life of Richard Leakey — paleoanthropologist, conservationist, statesman, provocateur —is the subject of this hour-long special from National Geographic. Leakey and his team traverse four million years of hominid history in search of the precise characteristics that make humans unique. A finalist in several categories and winner of the prize for Best Editing.
Between the clips, filmmakers and scientists will discuss their films and answer audience questions.
The clips and commentary portion of the night will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to mingle with the diverse set of filmmakers and scientists. The reception will be held within the galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Space is limited and is first come, first served. Please RSVP!
With generous support from the Verizon Foundation, and special thanks to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Education and Human Resources Directorate, The American Association for the Advancement of Science