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Film Screening: The Martian + Q&A with Mars Scientists!

17 March 2022
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Geological Society Events
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Time and location

The screening will be held at The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Doors - 18:00

The Martian (2h24m)- 18:30

Q&A - 21:00

Close - 22:00

Event details

Join us in Mars Week, for a screening of the critically acclaimed film The Martian (2015) at The Geological Society, and have the chance to put all your questions about the science behind the scenes to our panel of planetary scientists working on the latest missions to Mars!

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Arrive at our historical venue on Piccadilly for this exclusive event, take a seat in our intimate 150-person theatre, and settle in to watch a cinematic screening of The Martian. After the screening, we will be joined by a panel of planetary scientists, excited to answer your questions and explore the science behind the film!

What does the surface of Mars really look like? What does it sound like out there? How realistic is the scenery? Are there really dust storms? Could we eventually live on Mars?

Join us for a unique evening of cinema, science and conversation!

Ticket Prices

GSL members - £7.00

Non-members - £10.00


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