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Science of Avatar @ Caltech

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Start Time: 08:00PM    End Time: 10:00PM

Special Panel Discussion of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Messages behind Avatar
Apr 27, 2010 8:00 PM
Beckman Auditorium
FREE; no tickets or reservations required

Presented By: Twentieth Century Fox and Caltech

James Cameron
Director, AVATAR

Jess F. Adkins
Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science, Caltech

John P. Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech

Jared R. Leadbetter
Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Caltech

Robert Hurt
Astronomer and Visualization Scientist for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

To commemorate the launch of AVATAR on Blu-ray and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Caltech will host this special presentation and panel about the science and technology behind cinema history's box office champion. The discussion will include the film's important environmental messaging and director James Cameron's worldwide Earth Day initiative that is spearheading the planting of 1,000,000 new trees.

Presentation of select film clips from the Blu-ray release of AVATAR will be displayed on HD monitors. Panelists will discuss the creation and development of the most successful film in box office history, new technologies developed to create the film, and the story's powerful environmental messaging and impact, which have been felt around the world.

Note: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour prior to the event.

For more information, please call (626) 395-4652 or email events@caltech.edu


Beckman Auditorium, Caltech

1200 E. California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

More Info: http://media.caltech.edu/events/116512

This event was submitted by CBR.