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Cosmos A Personal Journey on 16mm

  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film presents a whole month of Analog works on film in August. 

Cosmos A Personal Journey on 16mm.

Two episodes of Cosmos a Personal Journey (1980) on 16mm film will be screened.

Episode 9 "Journeys in Space and Time"
Ideas about time and space are explored in the changes that constellations undergo over time, the redshift and blue shift measured in interstellar objects, time dilation in Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, the designs of both Leonardo da Vinci and spacecraft that could travel near light speed, time travel and its hypothetical effects on human history, the origins of the Solar System, the history of life, and the immensity of space.

Episode 12 "Encyclopaedia Galactica"
Questions are raised about the search for intelligent life beyond the Earth, with UFOs and other close encounters refuted in favor of communications through SETI and radio telescope such as the Arecibo Observatory. The probability of technically advanced civilizations existing elsewhere in the Milky Way is interpreted using the Drake equation and a future hypothetical Encyclopedia Galactica (similar to Rosetta Stone) is discussed as a repository of information about other worlds in the galaxy. 

A discussion of both episodes will be held in partnership with Jimmy S. Dagger of (Honest) Conversations With (Real) Scientists and Shane Larson astronomer at the Adler Planetarium

We would like to thank the Carl Sagan Foundation (carlsagan.com/index_foundation.htm) for giving us premission to screen these films and for their support. 

Free

Programed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.